Environment

Migratory bird protections to be permanently restored by Biden administration

The Interior Department plans to officially revoke a Trump-era rule that loosened enforcement of a longstanding law to protect migratory birds, the department said Thursday. The rule put in place by former Interior Secretary David...

Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30 percent of the land and water in the U.S. by 2030,...

No details yet on Biden conservation plan, but Republicans slam it as a ‘land grab’

Republicans on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday previewed their objections to the Biden administration’s still-unreleased plan to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030. President Joe Biden created what is...

Recovery should be our biggest priority right now. Conservative posturing is a distraction.

Few need a reminder that we are in the middle of an economic contraction and a sustained public health emergency. But apparently, some Republican officials do.

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire season looms

WASHINGTON — As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer,  members of Congress from the West are pushing for massive new investments in ecosystem management and wildfire mitigation.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a plan for prosperity in Arizona

The American Jobs Plan is our road to thousands of good-paying, union jobs in clean energy as a nation and as a state.

Interstate water wars are heating up along with the climate

Interstate water disputes are as American as apple pie. States often think a neighboring state is using more than its fair share from a river, lake or aquifer that crosses borders.

Montana conservationist to be tapped to head U.S. Bureau of Land Management

President Joe Biden intends to nominate National Wildlife Federation senior adviser and veteran Montana Democrat Tracy Stone-Manning to direct the Bureau of Land Management, an individual familiar with the process confirmed to States Newsroom Wednesday.

Biden taps expert in Native American law as top lawyer at Interior

President Joe Biden nominated Native American law expert Robert Anderson, an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, to be solicitor of the Interior Department Wednesday.

U.S. House panel divides on party lines over how to better conserve public lands

In a preview of the arguments likely to be repeated as the Biden administration and Congress work toward conservation goals, Democrats on a U.S. House panel Tuesday outlined what they say is a need for aggressive action on climate.
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