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Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases...

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production Tuesday, with witnesses representing coal workers and...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON—Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger...

Public lands pick Tracy Stone-Manning fends off objections from U.S. Senate...

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday grilled public lands nominee Tracy Stone-Manning of Montana about her past opposition to an “energy...

Biden’s public lands pick wins backing by environmental advocates ahead of...

Environmental groups are lining up behind President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management prior to her Tuesday confirmation hearing. More than...

National parks struggling with maintenance would get boost under Biden budget...

Basic needs at the largest U.S. national parks top the Biden administration’s first proposed lists of projects to receive funding through public lands trust...

U of I’s new arena features mass timber for innovative, sustainable...

I grew up on the family farm in Kansas where, walking the property’s fence line as a boy with my dog, I began to...

Heading for a national park? ‘Biggest season in the history of...

Leaders of a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday extolled national parks for providing a respite during the COVID-19 pandemic, but cautioned that enthusiasm for...

Congress warned of a ‘real and urgent’ drought crisis throughout the...

WASHINGTON — A drought crisis unfolding across the West will require short-term relief and massive, long-term federal funding to help states weather the...

Biden allocates $1B to prepare for wildfire, hurricane season

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is doubling the amount of federal funding to help states prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, he...

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