The outdoor recreational industry contributed toward two percent of the U.S. GDP in 2016, according to a preliminary report the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released Wednesday. It’s the bureau’s first attempt to analyze this economic sector, and it points to the surprisingly large contribution of hunting,…
The Trump administration’s move to start rewriting a plan for vast tracts of Southern California desert lands could have long-term repercussions for renewable energy production and wildlife conservation.
U.S. public lands are getting hit from all angles these days. Not only can those interested in gold and uranium mining now explore treasured lands like Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, but oil and gas interests can now access all public lands in a much quicker, less regulated way.
Bright and early Friday morning—6 a.m. MST, to be exact—what was once the Bears Ears National Monument will be open to those who want to mine it. They can arrive at the now-unprotected land to, literally, stake some claims.
Preparing for anything climate change-related is officially out at the Department of Interior.
Climate change may no longer be a national security issue, but allowing private companies to dig up more rare earth minerals now is.
The Trump administration really doesn’t want to impose rules curtailing the venting of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, during oil and gas operations. On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management will officially make its biggest gambit yet to keep the gas pouring into the atmosphere.
The National Park Service wants to raise peak-season entrance fees at 17 of its busiest national parks starting in 2018. According to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who announced the proposal on Tuesday, the price hikes are needed to help improve aging infrastructure and facilities that are already…