Rep. Chaffetz's bill (H.R. 622) would completely eliminate law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, making it even harder for the chronically underfunded agencies to manage and protect the land.
Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke frequently calls himself a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist. Our Teddy-o-Meter shows when Zinke's words and actions align with the pro-public lands and anti-pollution standards of his hero, and when they fall short.
Black History Month is a time to remember and honor the many groups and individuals who contributed to the success and achievements of this country as well as to advancement for African Americans as a people.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's bill identifies 3.3 million acres across 10 states to be 'disposed of' and sold off, just a few days after the House passed a rules package that makes such land seizure plans easier to execute.
Under President Obama, the rules of fossil fuel development—including on public lands—became more balanced, and the nation took steps to address the monumental challenge of climate change. In the Oval Office for less than a week, President Trump appears to be doing everything he can to put the oil and gas industry back in the driver's seat.