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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Federal regulators back keeping Colorado coal mine open 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:19 pm

    DENVER - Federal regulators have recommended that a northwestern Colorado coal mine threatened with closure partly over its impact on global warming remain open.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • Land trust ruling in favor of native tribes faces appeal 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:36 pm

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The state is challenging a 2013 ruling in favor of Alaska Native Tribes that says current laws do not prevent the Interior Department from taking tribal land into trust.

  • Site sacred to Sioux takes step toward federal trust 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:56 pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The Pennington County Commission has decided to support the placement of a South Dakota site that's sacred to the Great Sioux Nation into a federal trust.

  • US seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:15 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.

  • Feds hold Montana public meeting on coal program 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 8:26 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Several people told federal officials in a crowded public meeting they need to change how royalties are collected from coal mining, while others questioned whether the government is trying to put the coal industry out of business.