Nathan Rott appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, February 04, 2019
President Trump announced plans to nominate acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist, to head the agency.
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.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The number of hunters in the U.S. is falling, which is bad news for wildlife conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The interior secretary is stepping down after a tumultuous two years, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Trump administration's rollback of a major clean water rule is sure to face legal challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.