Missoulian editorial: Under the Trump administration, the Interior Department’s priorities were tipped too heavily in favor of extractive industries. Rep. Haaland’s more balanced approach will be a welcome change in the department — and in Montana.
Civil rights activists say Rep. Deb Haaland's treatment fits a pattern of minority nominees encountering more political resistance than white counterparts.
Interior nominee Deb Haaland is questioned during her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate.
Haaland's hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was adjourned after nearly 2 1/2 hours and will resume Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her “radical” ideas that include opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Your Tuesday morning headlines: Deb Haaland aims to become first Native American Cabinet secretary; Capitol security to face questions about Jan. 6. Plus, the weather and more.
The confirmation hearing for Interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland is on Tuesday, and conservation groups are pressuring U.S. Sen Steve Daines to confirm her.
“This reversal is a victory for Montana’s public lands and for private property owners who know the federal government has no business telling Montanans what to do with their own land,” Tester wrote in an email.
U.S. Interior Department officials on Thursday moved to roll back a Trump administration directive that gave local and state officials power to block purchases of land and water for conservation purposes.
President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands.
The goal for companies is to lock in drilling rights on oil and gas leases on vast public lands where they make royalty payments on any resources extracted.
Republican Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte on Wednesday named cabinet appointments for two of the state agencies he cited most often on the campaign trail as places he would install new leadership: the Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
Regardless of who the quarterback is, the interior offensive line needs to be upgraded. Slater opted out this season due to COVID, but handled the mighty Chase Young as a junior while playing left tackle and didn't allow a single sack the entire season. He's versatile and talented enough to play all five offensive line positions. Top needs: OL, DB, DT
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was named by the New York Times this week as a potential pick for the cabinet of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.
While the Interior Department missed its deadline for listing new Land and Water Conservation Fund spending by a week and then provided little detail, the Senate Appropriations Committee has offered its own version including $39.3 million slated for Montana projects.
A bison advocacy group sought the release of the documents from the National Park Service through the Freedom of Information Act.
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Gov. Bullock asked a federal judge Thursday to take swift action to remove the Trump administration's chief steward of public lands, as the former industry attorney hangs onto the post despite the White House saying Saturday that his nomination would be withdrawn.
The Trump administration has started giving energy companies temporary breaks on royalties they must pay for oil and gas extracted from federal lands because of the coronavirus pandemic, amid criticism that the move is a handout to industry and will mean less money for state and local governments.