Tag: interior department

Bring on the Transparency Fight

UPDATE: Here we go on our transparency bender, our sixth Freedom of Information Act request to the Bureau of Land Management on this October 6, 2017, this one for records related to the so-called “backlog” of drilling permits in New Mexico. Stay tuned for at least 24 more […]

Transparency Squad Update-August 2017

WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program’s efforts to enforce transparency continued in strides this month. Just yesterday, we filed suit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to illegally approved coal leases. That’s just […]

Coal Plans Keep Biting The Dust

Even while President Trump and his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, are going to extreme lengths to use the federal government as a crutch for the coal industry, plans by companies to lease and mine more publicly owned coal continue to fall by the wayside in the American West. […]