- Q&A: A look at the proposal for US-Hawaiian relationship Updated: Sep-29-15 10:09 pm
HONOLULU - It will be up to the Native Hawaiian community to create its own government - if it chooses to do so, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Tuesday. The department outlined a proposal that would establish a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States and Native Hawaiians - if they want such a relationship.
- NY Indian tribe prepares for US Interior Secretary's visit Updated: Sep-25-15 7:18 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, New York - Officials at the Shinnecock Indian reservation on eastern Long Island say they are preparing for a visit from U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
- The Latest: Rancher: Sage grouse cooperation broke distrust Updated: Sep-22-15 2:00 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered (all times local):
- State praises sage grouse decision, criticizes feds' plans Updated: Sep-22-15 1:57 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana officials are relieved by the Interior Department's decision not to recommend endangered species protections for the greater sage grouse, but they are critical of the new conservation plans meant to protect the bird's habitat on federal lands.
- Shift in US firefighting prioritizes sage grouse in West Updated: Sep-21-15 1:08 am
RENO, Nevada - Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West's worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their deliberations: an imperiled bird that inhabits a vast stretch of sagebrush from California to the Dakotas.
- California district agrees to clean up contaminated water Updated: Sep-15-15 9:04 pm
FRESNO, California - The nation's largest irrigation district agreed to clean up contaminated water in California's fertile Central Valley in a tentative deal announced Tuesday, settling a decades-old dispute with the federal government.
- Interior Dept.: High-risk oil, gas wells checks lack funding Updated: Sep-15-15 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks sufficient resources to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells on federal land as a drilling boom continues in Wyoming, Colorado and other states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday.