Five Native American tribes will work with the Bureau of Land Management to plan and conserve Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, officials said.
Environmentalists say the government failed to study the threats to endangered species from climate change before issuing oil and gas drilling permits.
Republicans link the move to rising gas prices while the administration said it was a result of conflicting legal opinions and a lack of interest among bidders.
The outbreak has killed at least 85 horses since Saturday, and laboratory tests are being completed to identify the fatal illness, the Bureau of Land Management said.
Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there to create medicine, food and supplies.
The president is under pressure to bring down gas prices, but any new supply would be years away. The fees that companies pay would rise sharply.
The Interior Department is asking tribes for help finding new names for mountains, rivers and other landmarks that include the offensive term “squaw.”
The Justice Department is pausing new federal oil and gas leases and permits after a judge blocked the government from weighing the cost of climate damage in decisions.
A judge ruled that the Interior Department must consider the climate impacts of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before awarding leases.
The solar farms, planned for the California desert, would generate enough electricity to power about 132,000 homes, the Interior Department said.
The department recommended higher fees for oil and gas leases, but there was no sign the government planned to take global warming into account when weighing new applications.
After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The ban is likely to generate strong pushback from industry.
After a party-line vote, Tracy Stone-Manning became the leader of an agency that manages oil and gas drilling on public lands.
A small Southern county hopes to land a starring role in the commercial space race. But for residents of the exclusive islands in the flight path, the stakes feel sky-high.
President Biden suspended new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands. A judge in Louisiana ruled those leases could not be temporarily halted.
The administration suspended leases that were auctioned in the waning days of the Trump White House. But a 2017 law requires another sale.
As interior secretary, Ms. Haaland runs an agency once responsible for eradicating the homes, culture and often the lives of Indigenous people.
Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.
A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
‘We are rooted to Mother Earth through her body like the plants are rooted to the soil.’
Who says you can’t get a reservation for the great outdoors this weekend?
The Senate confirmed Ms. Haaland to lead the Interior Department. She’ll be charged with essentially reversing the agency’s course over the past four years.
Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.
Bears Ears is one of the nation’s most compelling and mysterious landscapes and a place of worship for Native Americans.
After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.
The president will announce a suite of executive actions on Wednesday to combat climate change, two people familiar with his plans said, including a ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal land.
Going far beyond expectations, the Trump administration eliminated protection from more than three million acres of northern spotted owl habitat in the Pacific Northwest.
That’s how much land Biden wants to conserve over the next decade. But is it possible?
The president-elect said he has chosen a team that prioritizes making clean energy jobs and environmental protection the cornerstone of his economic plans.
The outgoing administration is pushing through approval of corporate projects over the opposition of environmental groups and tribal communities.
The appointment would make history if confirmed by the Senate, placing a Native American in a cabinet secretary position for the first time.
The announcement removes a major hurdle to approving a plan to hunt for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, part of a push to allow drilling there by the Trump administration.
Congress should raise the royalty rates on federal lands.
A team surveying bighorn sheep for Utah’s wildlife agency found the strange object, 10 to 12 feet tall, embedded in the ground in a remote part of Red Rock Country. It’s probably art, officials said.
Three high-ranking administration officials have been found by courts to be working in violation of a 1998 law that governs how a president can appoint temporary officials.
A federal judge in Montana ordered William Perry Pendley, whose appointment was not confirmed by the Senate, to leave the position.
When “civilization” oppresses, wilderness is the best therapy.
The decision sets up a fierce legal battle over the fate of a vast, remote area that is home to polar bears, caribou and the promise of oil wealth.
The move reverses an Obama-era ban on hunting methods like baiting bears with doughnuts and shooting swimming caribou.
With private property proving hard to acquire, the administration has stepped up efforts to secure land on the Mexican border for President Trump’s wall.