Category: Dispatch

Trump Administration Seeks to Cut Environmental Reviews

June 14, 2019 — The Trump administration this week released a plan to roll back environmental reviews and opportunities for public input for a wide range of projects on national forests, including major logging operations. In a statementMore

Trump Administration to Close Job Corps Centers

May 24, 2019 — More than 1,000 U.S. Forest Service employees could lose their jobs under a plan announced by the Trump administration today to shutter nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers and largely privatize those that remainMore

Agency to Allow Chainsaws in Wilderness Areas

May 17, 2019 — The Forest Service will allow chainsaws to be used in two wilderness areas in Colorado this summer to clear beetle-killed trees that have fallen over trails. Critics say the move would violate the WildernessMore

Lawsuit Challenges Oregon Grazing Permits

May 14, 2019 — Conservationists filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging the renewal of grazing permits for two Oregon ranchers who had previously been imprisoned after being found guilty of setting fire to public lands. Dwight Hammond and hisMore

BLM Headquarters Moving West, Interior Official Says

May 2, 2019 — The Bureau of Land Management’s Washington, D.C. headquarters will move west, a top Department of the Interior official told a congressional subcommittee this week, drawing criticism from Democrats on the panel. Scott Cameron, theMore

More Trouble for Trump’s Interior Department

April 25, 2019 — A half dozen officials in President Trump’s Department of the Interior are under investigation for possible ethics violations, according to a Washington Post article published this week. All are accused of engaging with formerMore

Ex-Lobbyist Bernhardt New Interior Department Chief

April 12, 2019 — David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for the oil and gas industry who has drawn intense criticism for alleged conflicts of interest during his stint as a top official in the Trump administration’s Department ofMore