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Trump's latest Interior Department pick is bursting with conflicts of interest and alternative facts

So many of President Trump’s Cabinet appointments have been so alarming that nominations to posts further down in the pecking order might seem a bit anticlimactic. What’s the use of getting worked up over subordinate positions? There has got to be a point at which consternation over the president’s...

Montana's congressional election: That assault charge, the Trump factor, and why is it on a weird day (Thursday)?

It’s election day in Montana, with voters deciding who will fill the House seat vacated when Republican Ryan Zinke left to head the Interior Department under President Trump. The contest Thursday has drawn nationwide attention and an extraordinary amount of money to one of the largest, least-populous...

Public Comment on the National Monument Review

The following is the official public comment I left on the Department of the Interior’s Review of National Monuments. It is presented here as an Editorial. All images included in this post are from Monuments that are under review by the Department of the Interior. Show More Summary

Investigators: Arizona Memorial employee took improper gifts

U.S. Department of Interior investigators say a National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations. The department's inspector general … Click to Continue...

US Interior Department Suppresses Sea Level Rise Study Conclusion

The US Geographic Service has deleted a sentence connecting the rise in sea level to climate change. One researcher calls it a "crime against the American people." US Interior Department Suppresses Sea Level Rise Study Conclusion was...Show More Summary

Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The proposed budget puts an emphasis on expanded drilling on public lands while providing funds to chip away at a maintenance backlog at national parks.

Return Native American objects to their rightful home

The Department of Interior that protects cultural identity has warned a school in Newton, Massachusetts from selling a sacred fishhook

Angelle Named Director of BSEE

Former Louisiana state official Scott A. Angelle will head-up the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). As part of the Department of the Interior, BSEE fosters safe and responsible energy production on the U.S. Outer Continental…

Interior Secretary Claims He's Made No Decision On Bears Ears. His Comments Raise Some Doubts.

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has denied that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told Utah officials he will recommend the 1.35-million acre Bears Ears National Monument be abolished. E&E News reported Friday that San Juan County Commissioner...Show More Summary

MPAs Under Attack: Feds Seek Public Input on Monuments & Sanctuaries

The Department of the Interior has opened a 60 day public comment period on National Monuments and Marine Sanctuaries under review. Please submit your comments in support of marine protected areas (MPAs) that are under threat by the current administration!

Trump Interior Dept. nominee tells Senate panel he can avoid potential conflicts of interest

President Trump’s nominee for the No. 2 position in the U.S. Department of the Interior found himself caught in a partisan, California-focused crossfire at his Senate confirmation committee hearing Thursday. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural...

Trump Deputy Interior Pick Gets A Lashing On Climate Change

It appears President Donald Trump’s nominee for second-in-command at the Department of Interior shares ? or, at least, won’t be challenging ? the president’s aversion to climate change action. About an hour and a half into Deputy Interior...Show More Summary

Seismic Blasting Planned for the Atlantic - Time to Speak Out!

The Department of the Interior has announced plans to move forward with seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward offshore drilling in a region where it has been blocked for decades.

"A Creationist Sues the Grand Canyon for Religious Discrimination/The national park wouldn’t let him collect rocks for research."

Writes The Atlantic.Last week, [Andrew] Snelling sued park administrators and the Department of Interior, which administers the national parks program, because they would not grant him a permit to collect 50 to 60 fist-sized rocks. All research in the national park is restricted, especially if it requires removing material. Show More Summary

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Seek Comments on National Monument Review

Trump signed an executive order mandating the review of 27 national monuments nationwide launching an unprecedented review by the Interior Department. This post Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Seek Comments on National Monument Review appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Trump's pick for a top Interior post has sued the agency on behalf of powerful California water interests

When President Trump nominated David Bernhardt for the No. 2 spot at the Interior Department, the administration cited his extensive expertise. What the announcement failed to mention was that much of that experience was lobbying and doing legal work to elude or undermine Interior Department policies...

Here are a few of the potential conflicts a key Interior Department nominee may face

A quick look at David Bernhardt, an Interior Department nominee who could have potential conflicts of interest in several departments reporting to him

Trump Administration Will Invest $23.6 Million in Water Reclamation

The project comes out of the Department of the Interior, which notes a pending water crisis in part due to climate change.

While Legislation Failed, Interior Department Still Wants to Scrap Methane Rule

Despite a failed legislative attempt, the US Department of Interior now says that it will try and change the current methane rules for oil and gas operations through regulatory means — a move that, if successful, would still take years. The post While Legislation Failed, Interior Department Still Wants to Scrap Methane Rule appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Trump Exe. Order could impact four AZ National Monuments

On 26 April 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring the Department of the Interior to review national monuments comprising more than 100,000 acres and created since 1996. This review involves 20 national monuments. Physiographic features of Vermilion Cliffs Natl. Show More Summary

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