Public Lands

Scott Streater



Scott writes about the Interior Department and related agencies. He has reported on a wide range of topics during a 25-year reporting career, including EPA regulation of oil refineries, the potential health risks posed by toxic chemicals in household items and the role of federal lands in renewable energy development. Before joining E&E News in 2009, he was an environmental reporter with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and before that with the Pensacola News Journal. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Scripps Howard Foundation's Edward J. Meeman Award for environmental reporting and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers winner for special projects.

Latest Stories


Trump BLM channels Reagan's Sagebrush Rebellion

In 1980, then-presidential candidate Ronald Reagan tossed support to the Sagebrush Rebellion, declaring himself a "rebel" opposed to federal land ownership en route to a landslide win in the West. Now President Trump — who previously opposed selling federal lands to states — is building an Interior Department that walks in Reagan's bootsteps.


Mulvaney: Agency relocations will 'drain the swamp'

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears to have disclosed a key motivation behind recent proposals to move hundreds of Agriculture Department and Bureau of Land Management jobs out of Washington, D.C.: to "drain the swamp" by reducing the federal workforce.