Ground Truth

BLM Withdraws New Mexico Oil and Gas Leases

February 11, 2019 — Facing pressure from conservationists, Native American tribes and members of Congress, Bureau of Land Management officials have decided not to offer oil and natural gas leases near Chaco Culture National Historic Park in NewMore

More Problems for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

February 7, 2019 — Construction has halted on the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, as the pipeline’s proponents grapple with adverse judicial rulings and growing skepticism that the project will go forward. Dominion Energy, the project’s lead developer, isMore

Groups Sue Forest Service Over Grazing

February 4, 2019 — A pair of environmental groups is suing the Forest Service for approving livestock grazing in an area of southwest Colorado that is home to bighorn sheep. In establishing a new grazing allotment for domesticMore

Study: Owls Thrived After Rim Fire

January 31, 2019 — The 2013 Rim Fire burned more than 250,000 acres in Yosemite National Park and the adjacent Stanislaus National Forest, making it the largest fire ever recorded in the Sierra Nevada. It also burned muchMore

Colorado Wilderness Bill Proposed

January 28, 2019 — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet will introduce legislation this week that would create about 73,000 acres of new wilderness areas in the state and extend protection to about 400,000 acres. Bennet’s legislation combines four billsMore

Legislation Backs Northern Minnesota Mine

January 17, 2019 — In his first bill introduced as a member of Congress, Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) is pushing for a land exchange that could clear the way for a massive copper and nickel mine near LakeMore

Disease Threatens Beech Trees

January 14, 2019 — A mysterious disease first detected seven years ago is attacking beech trees in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Scientists are scrambling to find the cause as the disease spreads rapidly. Beech leaf disease has been detectedMore

Forrest Trump

January 10, 2019 — You’ve probably already seen yesterday’s tweet from President Trump regarding FEMA funding for victims of California’s wildfires. But just in case, here is the original transcript: “Billions of dollars are sent to the StateMore

Oregon Martens May Be Protected from Trapping

January 8, 2019 — A rare subspecies of marten may be spared from trapping in Oregon’s coastal forests, after the state’s Fish and Wildlife Service reached a court settlement with conservationists last week. Fewer than 200 Humboldt martenMore