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The future of the Endangered Species Act, signed into law under Nixon, is uncertain under President Trump.
In the first chapter, Mitchell explains how the doctrine of inherent tribal sovereignty was invented by a government lawyer, Felix Cohen, who was on loan from the Department of Justice to the Interior Department to write a handbook for superintendents ...
Julie Redhouse, an accounting technician for the Office of the Special Trustee in the U.S. Department of the Interior, said trust land used to be equally divided among heirs before the reform act.
It would require the Interior Department to lift a moratorium on the sale of new coal leases on federal land and compel the EPA to review, and, "if appropriate," begin proceedings to suspend, revise or rescind regulations designed to reduce greenhouse ...
President Trump and the Republican-led Congress are using a special rule to do away with many of President Obama's regulations.
DeKrey and other Garrison Diversion officials were in Washington, D.C., last week to talk with the North Dakota congressional delegation and officials with the U.S.
SWEETWATER COUNTY - The change in leadership in Washington, D.C., prompted Sweetwater County Commissioner Wally Johnson to take the first step in gaining support for the preservation of multiple uses of the federal land in the county.
March 23, 2017 - Nothing is cuter than a puppy. But did you know that dogs aren't the only animals with pups? Other species (even some that are not members of the canine family) have young that are also called pups.
The Interior Department is poised to become the first federal agency allowing dogs at work, according to a new report. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a trial run of the policy in an email to employees early Thursday, the Washington Post said.
Gillick then told his colleagues that the Trump administration ordered all Department of the Interior offices and agencies under its purview not to tweet throughout the inauguration weekend until new guidance was issued the following Monday.
16 and will include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department announced on March 6. "Today's strong sale reflects continued industry optimism and interest in the gulf's Outer Continental Shelf, a ...
Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and natural resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) led a letter to President Trump calling on him to work with Democrats to reverse the indiscriminate cuts in his DOI budget and ...
The creation in 2011 of a separate Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the Interior Department "significantly strengthened the federal government's ability to effectively oversee industry" related to outer continental shelf resources, a ...
The gathering, which mirrored others in cities around the area, opposed cuts to the Department of the Interior's budget, proposed by the White House, that would reduce spending on the outdoors.
Russia's suspected election-meddling will take center stage on Capitol Hill Monday. The House Intelligence Committee is holding its first public hearing on how far Russia went trying to interfere in the US Presidential race.
Savings in discretionary spending would be used to fund military expansion and Homeland security. Among the program cuts is $1.5 billion from the Department of the Interior, including $120 million from programs like the Land and Water conservation Fund.
Amid the flurry of Trump administration appointments in recent months, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke was one of the less controversial.
wind energy advocates on Long Island got good news March 16, 2017, when the Department of the Interior completed an offshore wind-power auction, and a Trump administration official offered support for wind as part of the country's overall energy "toolbox.
President Donald Trump's first proposed federal budget would reduce spending in several agencies that "have a significant impact on the recreational boating ...
The bald eagle was brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections provided and enforced by the Department of the Interior (DOI). Trump's proposed budget would starve DOI of critical resources needed to ...
Elected officials and tribal leaders helped Friday, March 17, 2017, to power up the vast sun-to-electricity array that, in 2012, was the first utility-scale power production plant approved by the U.S.
Donald Trump Jr. is still exerting influence at the Interior Department and has tapped a hunting buddy to serve as a go-between for the agency, sportmen's ...
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the approval of a $22 million coal lease this week in central Utah, likely to be underground.
According to Matt Lee-Ashley, a former Interior Department official, the $120 million figure represents at least a 70 percent cut in the Land and Water conservation Fund over current spending levels, already reduced by congressional sequestration ...
Salt Lake City - Federal officials have given the go-ahead for the sale of a big coal lease in central Utah, despite concern from conservation groups who say the move will hurt the environment.
Under the White House budget proposal, the Interior Department would get $11.6 billion, down $1.5 billion, or 12 percent. The cuts target major acquisitions of federal land in favor of channeling lower funding amounts to maintaining existing national ...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arrived for his first day of work at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C. riding Tonto, an 17-year-old Irish sport horse, and then proceeeded to sign two orders that showed his support for the sportsmen community ...
"Let me make one thing clear, the Interior Department is in the energy business, and Mike is an energy guy who understands the balance we must strike when developing resources and creating jobs on our public lands.
The council says the land is dedicated to timber production under the O&C Lands Act. The group claims Obama went against a 1940 Department of the Interior legal opinion stating O&C lands can't be pulled from production. The Oregon Association of O&C ...
Photo courtesy of the Fish And Wildlife Service. The Trump administration will broker its first offshore wind energy deal this week as the Interior Department auctions development rights to 122,400 acres of the Atlantic Ocean near North Carolina's ...
Former Obama Interior Department official Liz Pardue has returned to her roots on Capitol Hill. Pardue now is the deputy minority staff director at the House Rules Committee, the panel where she began her Hill career in 2005, LegiStorm first reported ...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arrives Thursday for his first day of work at the Interior Department in Washington aboard Tonto, a 17-year-old Irish sport horse.
It has jurisdiction over NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and elements of the Interior Department. Committee Democrats say the science cuts would harm the public. "The ...
Grijalva's office said that "if implemented evenly across [Interior Department] agencies, a 10 percent reduction would eliminate funding equal to the budgets of the 12 largest National Park Service units, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, ...
Amid the flurry of Trump administration appointments in recent months, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke was one of the less controversial.
(1 of 3) The 76 gas station at Broadway and West Macarthur Street displays what a Dept. of the Interior preservation brief described as "box-type stations often incorporated Art Moderne form..." (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune) ...
The only casinos currently in Connecticut are on tribal land, and each subject to a compact with the state that was approved by the federal Department of the Interior. Under those agreements, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun each pay 25 percent of their slots ...
March 11, 2017 - With the release of the GOP Interior Department 2018 Budget Chairman Rob Bishop offers a view of the National Park Service (NPS).
Tester expressed to Zinke that the best way for the Little Shell to secure federal recognition is through an administrative process at the Interior Department. "I think federal recognition should go through the Interior Department," Tester told Zinke ...
Commentary: Congressman Steve Pearce sent a letter to Secretary Zinke of the Department of the Interior calling for a 90 day extension to the comment period for the Fish And Wildlife Service (FWS) Mexican Wolf Recovery Program's Release and ...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pauses outside the entrance to Glacier National Park Friday morning after stopping at the popular spot just outside West Glacier to take pictures with his family, staff and park personnel.
Newly sworn-in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and his wife Lola, right, greets an Interior Department employee on the Interior Department's 168th birthday, Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly). prev ...
Maria Cantwell, in a letter sent Tuesday to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke, accused the Trump administration of unlawfully putting on hold an Obama-era rule regulating oil, gas and coal valuations on federal lands.
The U.S. Department of the Interior will offer 73 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) in a proposed region-wide lease sales, Interior Secretary Ryan Zink said in a March 6 statement.
Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, actually rode a horse to work last week on his first day as the new secretary of interior. The U.S. Senate had confirmed him a couple days earlier.
He was then greeted by his new staff as a Northern Cheyenne Indian drummer pounded out an honor song at the top of the Department of the Interior steps. It was a dramatic departure from his job as just one vote out of 435 in U.S. House. Zinke is the ...
... Democratic party's candidate for the May 25, 2017 special election to decide Montana's next U.S. House representative, a seat which became vacant when Republican Ryan Zinke was confirmed as President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary.
On his first day in office, the new Interior Department secretary weakened protections for one American icon, even as he took on the costume of another.
... the Democratic party's nomination in a special election to fill Montana's seat in the U.S. House which became vacant Wednesday, March 1, 2017, when Republican Ryan Zinke was confirmed as President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary.
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke rides a horse to his first day on the job. Zinke was confirmed by the Senate the day before, by a 68-31 vote.





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