Trump administration open to moving public land bosses west

Feb 6, 2018

From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees 388,000 square miles of public lands, mostly in the West, and some politicians say BLM's headquarters should be in the West as well

Lands stripped from Utah monuments open to claims, leases

Feb 3, 2018

The window opened for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two Utah national monuments by President Trump in December _but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunity

Regulators reject hydropower project over tourism concerns

Feb 2, 2018

State regulators have rejected an application for a hydropower project that would have constructed nearly 200 miles of transmission lines across New Hampshire

Regulators vote to protect more corals in Atlantic Ocean

Jan 30, 2018

Federal fishing regulators say they have reached compromise to expand amount of coral habitat preserved in Atlantic Ocean while also protecting fishing interests

State regulators consider whether to approve Northern Pass

Jan 30, 2018

New Hampshire regulators have begun weighing the economic and environmental impacts of the Northern Pass project, a $1.6 billion plan to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England

Rio urges Carnival visitors to stick to urban areas

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected

Park Service seeks further review of North Dakota refinery

Jan 30, 2018

The National Park Service wants further review of a refinery proposed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to see how emergency flaring could affect air quality

US conservationist, Chile sign creation of national parks

Jan 29, 2018

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization

The Latest: Mining industry welcomes fed move on forest land

Jan 26, 2018

Minnesota's mining industry is cheering a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to downgrade an environmental review of a proposal to withdraw certain national forest land in the state from minerals exploration for up to 20 years

Public land politics mark Denver debut of outdoor trade show

Jan 26, 2018

Organizers and industry figures have launched the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show in Denver by criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to drastically shrink two national monuments in Utah


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