Zinke Won't Eliminate Any National MonumentsInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's recommending that none of 27 national monuments carved from wilderness and ocean and under review by the Trump administration be eliminated.
Groups Make Last-Minute Push To Save National Monument AreasConservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California.
Feds To Give States More Flexibility In Protecting Wild BirdThe Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited.
Canyons Of The Ancients' Status 'Great News For Colorado'Canyons of the Ancients’ national monument status is no longer under review, but conservationists are still seething over the review that targeted the area and 26 other national monuments.
Red Rocks Now A National Historic LandmarkRed Rocks is known for its beauty and music scene, and now it is known as a national historic landmark.
Conservationists Seek More Protection For GrouseConservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken.
Man Lays Family Claim To NW Colorado Oil Shale Covering Thousands Of AcresA Grand Junction man says his family's oil shale claims covering thousands of acres in northwest Colorado are valid.
Interior Plan Expedites Solar Development In Colorado, The West The Obama administration moved Tuesday to streamline the development of large-scale solar projects on public lands by approving 17 vast tracts across the West it says has the highest power-generating potential and the fewest environmental impacts.