Steeled for redactions, public awaits Mueller report
Mueller submitted the report to the Department of Justice nearly a month ago, but Attorney General Barr has been reticent to take the next step of releasing the report to Congress.
Interior secretary: Public land sales must consider effect on recreational access
Future public land sales will involve consideration, for the first time, of public access for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities, the secretary of the Interior announced this week.
Judge cites climate change in block of Wyoming oil, gas drilling
Faulting the Trump administration for its failure to consider climate change late Tuesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked the auction of federal land in Wyoming for oil and gas drilling.
On party-line vote, Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA head; Daines lauds appointment
The Senate voted along party lines Thursday to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, putting an official stamp on his leadership at the agency.
Free speech v. contemplation: Trump looks to clamp down on protests near White House
A proposal by the National Parks Service that could limit protests near iconic landmarks in the nation’s capital is drawing heavy criticism as the window for the public to comment on the matter is set to close Monday.
Conservationists say Wyoming senator’s bill guts Endangered Species Act
The Republican chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduced a draft bill this week that has conservationists worried. The legislation proposed by Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso will significantly revamp the Endangered Species Act, but critics of the move say it will essentially gut the law.
Trump tweets that he can pardon himself; experts not so certain
In an ongoing assail of the special counsel’s Russia probe, President Trump insisted Monday on Twitter that he has an “absolute” right to pardon himself. “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” Trump tweeted.