by Nidhi Thakar - Guest Contributor Posted on December 1, 2014
It is estimated that the burning of coal leased under this plan would unlock almost 17 billion tons of carbon pollution.
by Tom Kenworthy Posted on July 29, 2014
If the BLM gives final approval for a plan to authorize sales of 10 billion tons of coal from the Powder River Basin it would lock in massive amounts of carbon pollution for decades to come.
by Zack Ford Posted on May 30, 2014 Updated: May 30, 2014
An openly gay park ranger explains why preserving LGBT history is important.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 2, 2014 Updated: July 2, 2014
A new report projects the cost of fighting wildfires in 2014 will hit $1.8 billion, versus the mere $1.4 billion Congress actually allotted to the task.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on April 10, 2014
With wildfire season just around the corner and much of the west and southwest still dangerously dry, the Obama Administration has released its National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
by Katie Valentine Posted on March 19, 2014
The grants will help fund 13 tribal renewable energy projects, including a billion-dollar wind farm.
by Ari Phillips Posted on February 28, 2014 Updated: February 28, 2014
On Thursday the Interior Department set the stage for controversial seismic tests to locate fossil fuels off the Atlantic coast. If found, the region will be subject to similar risks as 2010's Deepwater Horizon disaster.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on February 25, 2014
President Obama announced plans Monday to change how the rising costs of fighting wildfires will be paid for.
by Ryan Koronowski Posted on February 22, 2014
In its final days, the Bush Administration scrapped longstanding rules protecting streams from coal mining spoils -- a federal court just tossed the Bush-era rules.
by Tom Kenworthy Posted on February 4, 2014
Since 1990, the federal government has leased 107 coal tracts on public land -- one had three bidders, ten had two bidders, and the other 96 had just one bidder.