Conservationists filed suit today in U.S. District Court in Montana against the Bureau of Land Management and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to demand that the administration uphold the deal made to save the greater sage-grouse and its habitat in 10 Western states.
Just one week after the eighth anniversary of the deadly BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the U.S. Department of the Interior today proposed revising an offshore well-control rule that prevents blowouts.
The legislation would secure protections for nearly 60,000 acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Half of the acreage would expand or create wilderness for the Mt. Sneffels Range, Lizard Head area and McKenna Peak.