Oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuel interests stand to benefit from Trump's latest proposals in the form of relaxed regulations and priority status afforded to operations on public lands; Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would also gain sole authority to approve oil and gas pipelines through national parks.
As part of a budget proposal that amounts to a Valentine to special interests, the Trump administration wants devastating cuts to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has been called America's most important conservation tool.
With federal moves to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Arctic Ocean, and a plan to build a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge’s designated wilderness, Alaska has become ground zero in the Trump administration’s efforts
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.
The Department of the Interior is reportedly trying to allow development on huge swaths of land in the California desert, undercutting a key rule from the Obama administration that protected the most sensitive areas.
The state of Alaska has officially asked the Trump administration to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule, which could set a precedent of forest-by-forest or state-by-state exemptions that effectively dismantles the standard.