Tracy Stone-Manning’s credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case.
Pollution from smoke reached unhealthy levels this week in communities from Washington state to Washington D.C.
The climate steps taken by the administration to date on fossil fuels are modest, including a temporary suspension on new oil and gas leases on federal lands that a judge blocked last month, blocked petroleum sales in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
With tribal lands now producing more than 3% of U.S. oil and huge reserves untapped, the administration faces competing pressures to help a small number of tribes develop their fossil fuels while also addressing climate change that affects all Native communities.
Republicans lambasted Tracy Stone-Manning over her role as treasurer and board member of the Montana Conservation Voters group, which ran ads against Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines during the last election cycle.
Tracy Stone-Manning would direct the federal agency that has jurisdiction over one-third of the nation’s underground minerals, including huge reserves of oil, natural gas and coal.
Grizzly populations grew over the past 10 years in two areas - the Yellowstone region, with more than 700 bears, and around Glacier National Park in Montana, which is home to more than 1,000.
The American Petroleum Institute’s shift in policy comes after President Biden suspended leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
President Biden announced a temporary suspension of new sales one week after he took office.
Even as pollution emissions declined from sources like vehicle exhaust and power plants, the amount from fires increased sharply, California researchers said.
The Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats.
The 2020 election offers an opportunity to jumpstart the wolf’s expansion southward into the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
This year’s blazes have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire-fighting forces to an extraordinary degree. And half of the fire season is yet to come.
The move would subject them to hunting and trapping in more states following a decades-long restoration effort.
As Ryan Zinke leaves Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he said he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt.