Ground Truth

Fighting for Survival

June 5, 2017 — In the waning days of 1973, Richard Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act. It was anything but a controversial step for the embattled president, who a few months later would resign hisMore

An Emphatic Ruling Against a Montana Mine

June 1, 2017 — Question: How many laws can the federal government violate by giving the green light to a copper and silver mine in a wild corner of Montana? Answer: At least five. Earlier this week, U.S.More

Female Forest Service Employees Report Hostile Workplaces

May 30, 2017 — A 2015 study commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service’s California region found that female employees in the agency were more likely to face hostile working conditions than their male colleagues. The McClatchy news organizationMore

“Preserve the Best and Conserve the Rest”

May 23, 2017 — The work of a Forest Service wildlife biologist is not that of your typical desk worker—just ask Hadley B. Roberts. Roberts, a longtime FSEEE member, was a Forest Service employee for nearly three decades.More

The Roundup for May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 — Go West, BLM? – FSEEE Two Republican lawmakers from Colorado have introduced legislation that calls for moving the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from the nation’s capital to a western state. Timber! Loggers hope to fireMore

Trouble for California Salmon

May 17, 2017 — Salmon, trout and steelhead in California face a grim future if present trends continue, according to a study released this week, and climate change is the primary culprit. The report, titled “Fish in Hot Water,”More

Go West, BLM?

May 16, 2017 — Two Republican lawmakers from Colorado have introduced legislation that calls for moving the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from the nation’s capital to a western state. Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton introducedMore

The Roundup for May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 — Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era environmental regulation – The Washington Post The Senate on Wednesday narrowly blocked a resolution to repeal an Obama-era rule restricting methane emissions from drilling operations on publicMore

Senate Upholds Climate Change Rule

May 11, 2017 — A rule designed to limit the amount of methane released from drilling for oil and natural gas on public land will remain in place—at least for now. The Senate voted 51-49 yesterday against rescindingMore

Good Earth Power Sued Again

May 8, 2017 — The company that holds the largest forest restoration contract ever issued by the Forest Service is being sued by two former executives who claim they are due more than $4 million in unpaid salaryMore