Parts of National Monument in Utah May Lose Federal Protection

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is expected to recommend that the Bears Ears monument be reduced in size, setting up a fight with environmentalists and Native Americans.

Trump Rules: Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands

Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands By ERIC LIPTON and BARRY MEIER August 6, 2017 Coal mining operations near Decker, Mont. Trump Rules By ERIC LIPTON and BARRY MEIER August 6, 2017 DECKER, Mont. — The...

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

By JIM ROBBINS June 22, 2017 HELENA, Mont. — After 42 years on the endangered species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status, the Interior...

Trump Is Expected to Sign Orders That Could Expand Access to Fossil Fuels

By CORAL DAVENPORT April 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — After moving last month against Barack Obama’s efforts to limit fossil fuel exploration and combat climate change, President Trump will complete his effort to overturn environmental policy this week,...

After Georgia’s Close Race, Montana Democrats Demand Party’s Attention

By JONATHAN MARTIN April 19, 2017 BOZEMAN, Mont. — Rob Quist surveyed his audience last week at an annual powwow of Montana’s Native American tribes, a kaleidoscope of feathers, moccasins and beads, before turning his thoughts to a very different...