Interior Department Veterans: Proposed Overhaul Is FlawedParts of his realignment proposal have run into resistance from some politicians from both parties, particularly in the West, who fear it will disrupt relationships between state and federal officials.
Interior To Implement Massive Overhaul Despite CriticismInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition.
Gov. Hickenlooper Joins Other Governors: Interior Department Shift Didn't Include ThemA bipartisan group of 19 Western governors, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not consult with them about major plans for reorganizing the agency.
NW Colorado Official Hopeful Changes On Grouse Will Help Oil & Gas IndustryOfficials in northwest Colorado hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development.
Appeals Court Sidesteps Decision On US Fracking RegulationsA federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them.
US Wildfire Costs Hit Record $2.3 Billion; Season Isn't OverThe U.S. government says it has already spent a record $2.3 billion fighting wildfires this year, and 64 major fires are still burning in 10 states.
U.S. Court Asked To Hold Off On Decision Over Fracking RulesThe Trump administration asked three federal judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to hold off on a decision regarding a major federal fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration.
Colorado Monument Under Review By Interior DepartmentAn executive order signed by President Donald Trump directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review 27 national monuments established or expanded by three other presidents since 1996. Here are those monuments and the year they were created.
Lawmakers Concerned: Trump Freezes EPA Grants, Bars CommunicationSome Colorado lawmakers say they are deeply troubled by an order by President Donald Trump to censor several agencies' communication and freeze grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Appeals Court Battle Over Endangered Species ReintroductionA federal appeals court is weighing whether New Mexico can block the federal government from releasing more endangered wolves in the state without the state's permission.
Interior Department Touts Efforts To Protect Sage GrouseInterior Secretary Sally Jewell is in Colorado to tout efforts to save the greater sage grouse across the West one year after the federal government decided not invoke the Endangered Species Act to protect the rare bird.
Regulators Back Continuing Operations At Colorado Coal MineFederal regulators say allowing a northwestern Colorado coal mine to continue operating would have no significant impact on the environment.