Department of the Interior
The lawsuit comes one month after a legal challenge from environmental groups.
Environmentalists see the rule as another handout to industry amid rising alarm that the ecosystems on which humans rely are collapsing.
A Greenpeace campaigner saw she was just behind David Bernhardt's shoulder and took her moment.
The interior secretary vowed to leave a conservation legacy that would rival Theodore Roosevelt's. Instead, he drank America’s milkshake.
"This is another politically driven investigation that has no merit," the interior secretary told CNN.
James Reilly, 63, has been tapped for director of the U.S. Geological Survey.
The president and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have both said they are against transferring control to states.
Scientists say a warming Arctic increases storms like the "bomb cyclone" battering the East Coast.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is steering the agency badly off course, says Joel Clement, who resigned from Interior on Wednesday.
Oil-friendly Texan Susan Combs is waging a “personal crusade to fight endangered species.”