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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Federal officials have dropped plans to conduct a five-year status review of a jeopardized bird species as the Trump […]

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$283,000 US grant to help Nevada track pronghorn antelope

$283,000 US grant to help Nevada track pronghorn antelope

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department has announced a $282,975 research grant for the state of Nevada to study migration corridors of pronghorn antelope. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday the money is part of a larger effort across 11 Western states intended to improve the federal government’s […]

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APNewsBreak: Watchdog clears Zinke in Utah monument probe

APNewsBreak: Watchdog clears Zinke in Utah monument probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing following a complaint that he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to benefit a former state lawmaker and political ally. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general says it found no evidence that […]

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Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics. The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of public lands and the outdoor […]

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Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Utah (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke dismissed the notion that he’s giving away public lands to oil and gas during a visit to at Zion National Park where he drew attention […]

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Zinke heads to Zion to highlight park maintenance backlog

Zinke heads to Zion to highlight park maintenance backlog

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting Zion National Park to highlight a backlog of maintenance projects. Zinke will be joined Monday by Utah Republican Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and John Curtis. The Interior Department has been trying to tackle nearly $12 billion in […]

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US Interior Department expands hunting at Utah bird refuge

US Interior Department expands hunting at Utah bird refuge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department has expanded hunting at Utah’s Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. It’s one of 30 national wildlife refuges across the country where U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is expanding hunting and fishing. Interior officials say in a statement that 40 […]

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Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday named the superintendent of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for nearly 20 months. If confirmed by the Senate, David Vela would become the first Hispanic to […]

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US official reiterates push to move land agency out West

US official reiterates push to move land agency out West

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A high-ranking U.S. Interior Department official on Thursday reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving its Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the American West. The move isn’t a done deal, Susan Combs, an assistant secretary at Interior, said as she visited a northern Utah city […]

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Bishop pushes Ogden as future Bureau of Land Management home

Bishop pushes Ogden as future Bureau of Land Management home

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop says Ogden should be the new home to the headquarters of Bureau of Land Management and that he’ll make his case when a high-ranking Interior Department official visits the northern Utah city next week. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that Bishop said Thursday that he […]

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