House OKs land swap for road through Alaska refuge
The House today approved a land exchange that paves the way for a long-contested road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, rejecting arguments by Democrats that the road will harm sensitive wildlife and open other refuges to development.
Dems decry ESA provisions in bipartisan conservation bill
A bipartisan conservation package drew criticism from Democrats at a Senate hearing yesterday for including a provision that would remove federal protection for the Wyoming and western Great Lakes gray wolf populations and block judicial review of that decision.
House Dems make final push to slow controversial Izembek road
The House is poised this week to approve a land exchange that would pave the way for construction of an 11-mile-long road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
Contentious Izembek road proposal set for full House vote
A proposal to build an 11-mile-long road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge that has sparked heated debate for years is expected to go to the full House for a vote this week.
Senate Dems pump Zinke for details on federal review
Senate Democrats want Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to provide them with details about an ongoing review of federal greater sage grouse conservation plans that could result in substantive changes to the Obama-era regulations.