• David Bernhardt May 12, 2022 2:29 am

    Democrats Seek Criminal Charges Against Trump Interior Head

    Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether a Trump administration interior secretary engaged in possible criminal conduct while helping an Arizona developer get a crucial permit for a housing project. David Bernhardt, who led the Interior Department from 2019 to 2021, is accused of wrongdoing as he helped developer Michael Ingram, a...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2019 1:30 am

    Finland Agrees to Return Native American Remains to Tribes

    The ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park home will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States. The White House on Wednesday announced the agreement involving the remains of about 20 people and 28 funerary objects taken from the Mesa Verde area more than 100...

  • Donald Trump October 1, 2019 11:57 am

    President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

    The winds are blowing fair for America’s wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big corporations planning $70 billion in investment for the country’s first utility-scale...

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2019 6:57 pm

    Trump's Cabinet Has Had More Ex-Lobbyists Than Obama or Bush

    In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The Cabinet choices are another sign that Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign...

  • Mexico July 14, 2019 2:46 pm

    Trump Says He Will Not Impose Quotas on Uranium Imports

    President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America’s use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who has pointed to national security concerns in calling for restrictions on foreign metal and autos in trade...

  • United States June 5, 2019 7:45 pm

    Plan to Expand Hunting, Fishing in Wildlife Refuges Revealed

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced what it called a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres (5,666 square kilometers) on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along Lake Erie in northern Ohio.

  • Donald Trump May 23, 2019 11:16 am

    Democrats Cautious About Trump's Washington, DC, July 4th Extravaganza

    President Donald Trump’s planned July Fourth extravaganza on the National Mall could become a giant Trump rally on the taxpayers’ dime, a Democratic senator cautioned Wednesday.

  • United States April 13, 2019 12:04 am

    Fletcher's Cove Reopened, But Threatened by Man-Made Berm

    As the National Park Service works through its backlog of repairs, longtime visitors to Fletcher’s Cove hope that changes can be made before changes in the river flow leave the dock landlocked. News4’s Mark Segraves spoke to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Maryland Representative Jamie Raskin about changes.

  • United States April 13, 2019 2:19 am

    ‘We Need to Up Our Game' New Interior Sec Says on Repairs

    On new Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s first day on the job, News4’s Mark Segraves asked him about potholes on the BW Parkway. Bernhardt says those potholes are part of the larger, $12 billion backlog problem he plans to address with the NPS.

  • Maryland April 13, 2019 3:49 am

    New Interior Secretary Addresses Pothole Troubles on BW Parkway

    The giant potholes on Baltimore-Washington Parkway might be getting covered for the season, but according to new Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, the troubling state of repairs isn’t just being paved over.

  • George W. Bush January 28, 2019 9:28 am

    Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

    As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.

  • Donald Trump January 6, 2019 1:54 pm

    National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

    Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. But such makeshift arrangements haven’t prevented some parks from closing and others from being inundated with trash. Support groups say donations of money and time could run short...

  • Donald Trump January 4, 2019 4:27 pm

    Outgoing US Interior Secretary Defends Legacy as He Leaves

    As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington still chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The former Montana congressman also said he quit President Donald Trump’s cabinet on...

  • Donald Trump December 8, 2018 2:09 pm

    Landmark Environmental Protections Being Rolled Back

    One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks. On Thursday, the Interior Department proposed easing rules on oil and gas drilling for millions of acres of range in the...

  • ATTORNEY September 15, 2018 4:33 am

    Former Nuclear Site Will Open to Public as Wildlife Refuge

    A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates on Saturday, after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would. The opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, where the U.S. government made plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs, has been...

  • PRESIDENT July 19, 2018 10:45 pm

    Trump Admin. Proposes Limiting Habitat Protections for Endangered Species

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used. “These rules will be very protective,” said U.S. Interior Department Deputy...

  • Donald Trump April 12, 2018 12:20 am

    Reassigned Interior Employees Blame Politics, Climate Work

    Sixteen senior employees at the U.S. Department of Interior reassigned to new duties under President Donald Trump’s administration viewed their moves as political retribution or punishment for their work on climate change, energy or conservation, according to the results of an internal investigation released Wednesday....
    However, investigators said they were unable to determine if anything illegal occurred because the agency leaders...

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