Visitors flock to National Parks after Trump waives fees. Is that safe?
By: Allison Winter - March 24, 2020
Visitors at Arizona’s Saguaro National Park overflowed parking lots last week and pulled their vehicles off road, destroying vegetation. Park managers issued a plea on Facebook, asking visitors to change their hiking plans based on availability.
Government watchdog: Trump hasn’t justified BLM move
By: Allison Winter - March 12, 2020
The Bureau of Land Management is losing at least half of the employees designated to move west as part of the Trump administration’s controversial relocation plan, leaving a bare-bones workforce to lead the agency.
Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government act?
By: Allison Winter - January 31, 2020
Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on a sunny August afternoon in 2017. She had gone to a neighbor’s apartment in Fargo, N.D., where she had been asked to help with a sewing project. She never came home.
Dems battle Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over student loan forgiveness
By: Allison Winter - November 26, 2019
A long-simmering feud between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and congressional Democrats over student loan forgiveness is heating up as hundreds of thousands of borrowers continue to wait for help on loans they claim were fraudulent.
Grijalva accuses Trump admin of ‘poorly-veiled attempt’ to scrap lands agency
By: Allison Winter - September 10, 2019
U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s plan to disperse the Bureau of Land Management to offices across the West as an attempt to “dismantle” the agency.
Trump plan to disperse BLM operations would send some jobs to AZ
By: Allison Winter - July 17, 2019
The Trump administration revealed sweeping plans on Tuesday to dismantle and disperse the Bureau of Land Management, sending its current headquarters staff to more than half a dozen offices across the West and establishing a small new headquarters office in Grand Junction, Colo.
Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’
By: Allison Winter - July 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are warning that a looming court decision could upend the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without health insurance. The case — argued Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Louisiana — has put the fate of the Affordable Care Act on the […]
Trump EPA failing at its mission, former agency bosses tell Congress
By: Allison Winter - June 11, 2019
Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blasted the Trump administration’s management of the agency on Tuesday, saying the administration runs the risk of harming the environment and public health for years to come.
Trump’s Interior nominee plans to wade back into issues involving former clients
By: Allison Winter - March 28, 2019
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former lobbying clients after this summer, the nominee told a key Senate panel. David Bernhardt, the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department who is expected to win confirmation, has come […]