Nathan Rott

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Trump Administration Puts Offshore Drilling Plan On Hold After Setback In Court

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Trump administration is delaying efforts to boost offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court setback. The plans have been controversial, even in Republican-held states.


Trump Administration Moves Forward With Proposal To Re-Define Waterway Protections

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Trump administration's revisions to the Waters of the U.S. rule will strip federal water protections from millions of miles of rivers. The impact will be even more pronounced in the arid Southwest.


New Mexico Is Divided Over The 'Perfect Site' To Store Nation's Nuclear Waste

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A private company wants to store high-level nuclear waste in a rural corner of New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering the proposal, but local support may be a challenge.


Interior Secretary Nominee Gets Grilled On Ethics At Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, March 28, 2019

David Bernhardt, President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Interior, made his case before a key Senate panel on Thursday. He faced hard questions about his background as an energy lobbyist.


In Midst Of An Oil Boom, New Mexico Sets Bold New Climate Goals

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.


New Mexico Lawmakers Aim For Carbon-Free Energy By 2045

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Mexico lawmakers are set to pass what could be the country's most aggressive push for 100 percent clean energy. It's happening even as the state is in the middle of a record-setting oil boom.


Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Massive Public Lands Package

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping public lands bill that protects millions of acres of land and reauthorizes a major conservation program. Supporters say conservation is a unifier.


Trump To Nominate Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt To Lead Department

Monday, February 04, 2019

President Trump announced plans to nominate acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist, to head the agency.


As Grizzlies Come Back, Frustration Builds Over Continued Protections

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keeps trying, and failing, to get grizzly bears taken off the endangered species list. Some worry that frustration over this could hurt efforts to protect the bears.


Shooting Bambi To Save Mother Nature

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The number of hunters in the U.S. is falling, which is bad news for wildlife conservation.


Shutdown Could Have Long-Term Effects On Wildfire Disaster Response

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. It's one of the long-term impacts of the government shutdown as it continues to linger on.


Shutdown Hampers Wildfire Preparedness and Training Across The Country

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildland fire season as the partial government shutdown continues.


Interior Restaffs Some Wildlife Refuges During Shutdown

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Furloughed staff will return to 38 protected sites around the country. Critics are panning the move as a way to avoid bad optics during the political tussle.


During His Time As Interior Secretary, Zinke Advanced 'Energy Dominance'

Monday, December 17, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ends his tenure having successfully pushed President Trump's agenda of "energy dominance," but leaving conservationists disappointed.


Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department, Trump Tweets

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The interior secretary is stepping down after a tumultuous two years, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office.


Trump Proposes New Definition Of Protections Under Clean Water Act

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Trump administration's rollback of a major clean water rule is sure to face legal challenges.


Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.


Trump Administration Aims to Boost Energy Production, Cut Protections for Sage Grouse

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Interior Department is moving forward on revisions to Obama-era conservation plans for the greater sage grouse. The changes would ease restrictions on energy development.


'Retreat' Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Tens of millions of U.S. homes are threatened by rising seas. Communities across the country are planning for that future, but there are challenges to even having the discussion.


California Community Deals With Back-To-Back Tragedies

Monday, November 12, 2018

Last week in Thousand Oaks, a shooter opened fire at a bar killing 12 people before taking his own life. Just a day later, a massive fire forced thousands to evacuate their homes.