U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Inspector General launches investigation of Connecticut casino process following reports on MGM lobbying

The Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General is investigating the agency's handling of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes …

Western Massachusetts

Sheriff: Arkansan investigated after saying his job was to track Bigfoot now faces child porn charge

A 46-year-old Black Rock man who claimed to be a cryptozoologist with the United States Department of Interior is now accused of possessing child …

Crime

Stop Industries from Getting a Free Pass to Kill Birds

Tell Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold America's most important bird protection law, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

U.S. Government

Stephen Colbert Skewers EPA Head Scott Pruitt And Not-A-Geologist Ryan Zinke

"Even though Trump is incompetent, we gotta remember there are other people in his administration, and they suck too."

Scott Pruitt

Threatening Indigenous Rights and Arctic Ecosystem, Interior Launches Process to Open Refuge for Drilling

<b>Washington, DC</b> -- In a notice that will be officially posted to the Federal Register tomorrow, the Department of the Interior launched the process to …

Forests

Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK'd by officials

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and …

U.S. Government

Outdoor Industry Association Statement on Secretarial Order Ensuring Recreational Opportunities

news<p>Access to recreational opportunities will now be ensured on lands and waters managed by Department of the Interior (DOI) thanks in part to the …

Forests

REI statement on April 18 Department of Interior announcement | REI Newsroom

"Today, the Department of the Interior announced two secretarial orders intended to increase recreational opportunities on our public lands and …

Camping

Free entrance to all national parks is Saturday to kickoff National Park Week

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced its kicking off National Park Week with free entrance to all national parks on Saturday, April 21, …

National Parks

Steven Osofsky: New Migratory Bird Treaty Act interpretation reverses decades of policy

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, designed to protect birds from harm resulting from human activity, will no longer apply to oil spills or other …

Birds

Ryan Zinke Falsely Claims He's a Geologist

CNN: “Since becoming leader of the 70,000-employee agency, Zinke has suggested that he was a geologist or former geologist at least 40 times in …

Precious Metals

Ryan Zinke invited birther, questioned legitimacy of Obama's college records on 2013 radio show

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hosted a self-proclaimed "birther" on his radio show in 2013 to discuss the legitimacy of former President Barack …

Harvard Law School

CNN: Interior Secretary Zinke Falsely Calls Himself a Geologist

Ryan Zinke has repeatedly claimed that he is a geologist, but he reportedly has never held a job as one.<p><b>CNN reports</b> that since being tapped by …

Conservative View

Watchdog report reveals Ryan Zinke's $12K charter flight was avoidable

A $12,375 taxpayer-funded charter flight, that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke took last June from Las Vegas to his home in Montana, could have …

U.S. Politics

100 Years of Successful Migratory Bird Protections Are Now at Risk from Administration’s Decision

WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued guidance signaling that the FWS would no longer enforce the Migratory Bird …

Wildlife

S.S. Badger's pier damaged by April storm

Officials are optimistic repairs will be completed before the start of the Lake Michigan car ferry's sailing season on May 11.

Michigan

American Energy Dominance Means Massachusetts Wind

The Trump administration is proposing a lease sale off Massachusetts for commercial wind energy, totaling nearly 390,000 acres of over-the-horizon …

Trump Administration

Quarter 1 in Review: ​Interior Releases Comprehensive List of First Quarter​ 2018​ Accomplishments Under President Trump & Secretary Zinke

Date: April 16, 2018<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> –Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a comprehensive list of 2018 …

Forests

Zinke backs off plan to impose steep national park fee increases

Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has backed off from the administration’s plan to enact steep increases to entrance fees for some national …

U.S. Politics

Zinke Backs Down on Park Fee Increases

<b>Washington, DC</b> -- The Department of the Interior has withdrawn plans to massively increase fees for visitors to U.S. national parks, instead …

National Parks

Interior Department Spokeswoman Calls CNN Reporter 'A F**king Idiot' For Doing Her Job

WASHINGTON — The lead spokesperson for the Interior Department labeled a CNN reporter with a vulgar insult after being pressed to answer questions about Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travel, emails released as part of a public records request show.<p>“Rene is a fucking idiot,” agency spokeswoman Heather …

Forests

BLM Seeking 2018 Wild Horse, Burro Board Nominations

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing a call for public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory …

Horses

Zinke hints at Maine exemption for offshore gas drilling

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he believes Maine residents will be "very happy" with a revised proposal on offshore drilling, …

Business

Rocky Mountain National Park Pass To Increase $5

<i>(credit: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)</i><p><b>ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4)</b>– Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park will pay more …

National Parks

Rare Death Valley wildflower no longer endangered

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a rare desert wildflower that only grows in Death Valley National Park is no longer endangered.<p>The U.S. Department of the Interior says the Eureka Valley evening primrose is no longer in need of protection.<p>The large flower with white …

National Parks

Ryan Zinke blasts 'misleading' scrutiny of his spending, travel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday ripped attacks over his spending as "false, misleading, and blatantly untruthful."<p>Zinke is the latest …

Time I

Comelec defends youth polls: They’re not just kids!

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections defended the conduct of Sangguniang Kabataan elections against oft-repeated criticisms that youth …

City Politics

U.S. Department of Interior CIO office fails IG cybersecurity inspection

The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) essentially received a failing grade from its own Office of the …

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Hirono calls for investigation into suspected censorship of scientists at Interior Department

ADVERTISING<p>U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and four other Senate Democrats are calling for an investigation into the possible removal of references to climate …

Hawaii

Nicholas School Welcomes Alumna Toddi Steelman as Stanback Dean

Wildfire expert Toddi Steelman, the first permanent executive director at the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability …

Peer-Reviewed