Thanks to a controversial New Mexico rule, rich landowners are staking claim to the state's public waterways.
The Great American Outdoors Act will fix crumbling national park infrastructure and permanently support the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Trump administration has worked to weaken safeguards for nearly 35 million acres — nearly 1,000 times more than it's protected.
The ruling out of Idaho lashed the Trump administration's "arbitrary and capricious" policy of slashing public input on environmental protections.
The proposal sets a goal of protecting 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 and calls for banning new fossil fuel leases on the federal estate.
For an administration that says it opposes pawning off federal lands, it sure is cozy with pro-land-transfer zealots.
Officials said the management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments provide "certainty" to businesses and communities.
“Sometimes it’s hard to be a federal employee,” an expert on American land policy said.
Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley repeatedly dodged questions at an environmental journalism conference.
The acting Bureau of Land Management director agreed not to participate in matters involving 57 entities and individuals following conflict of interest allegations.