Interior advances major Calif. wind project on tribal lands
The Interior Department today advanced a major new wind energy project on Native American lands, releasing a draft analysis of the proposal and an ambitious timeline that could see it approved by the end of the year.
BLM 'backdoor leasing' cheats taxpayers — report
Nearly a quarter of all federal lands leased to the oil and gas industry in the past decade used a noncompetitive leasing process that returns less revenue to taxpayers and locks up public lands for years, according to a report from a liberal-leaning government watchdog group.
Greens sue Interior over 'urgently needed ESA protections'
Environmental groups today filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department in an effort to prompt protection for eight "highly imperiled species" under the Endangered Species Act.
Scientists, Grijalva sound alarm on 'extinction crisis'
House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced legislation yesterday designed to protect the nation's most threatened wildlife in response to a U.N.-requested biodiversity study that estimates 1 million species are at risk of extinction worldwide.
Bernhardt: New grant oversight will eliminate waste, fraud
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced today that the agency will partner with the Department of Health and Human Services on a program to standardize oversight and management of billions of dollars in annual grants.