WASHINGTON — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built.
He’s been called the sixth-most-powerful man in Washington, and when U.S. Sen. Max Baucus unexpectedly announced his retirement Tuesday, political lights dimmed on many Montana interests.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming will get a say over whether the Yellowstone River is given a special federal designation, a possibility that drew concern from the state's congressional delegation, whose members worried the designation could limit the river's use.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The tentacles of federal budget cuts triggered by sequestration extend to Wyoming's 23 counties.
WHITEFISH — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect Friday will undermine visitor services at places like Glacier National Park, while gateway communities like Whitefish would be devastated.
CASPER, Wyo. -- The seemingly innocuous National Blueways System for rivers has Wyoming’s congressional delegation seeing red.
The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, federal officials disclosed Friday.
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.
CHEYENNE — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has merged two lawsuits filed by separate coalitions of groups challenging the federal government's recent transfer of wolf management authority to the state of Wyoming.
LAS VEGAS — The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's top water official said Wednesday.
The National Blueways System, a new federal program that recognizes large river systems and community conservation efforts, could be a good fit for the Yellowstone River, a U.S. Department of Interior official said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Protection of sites held sacred by American Indians and Alaska Natives will be bolstered under a memorandum of understanding signed Thursday by four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has done something that none of the previous 43 U.S. presidents ever did: He met with tribal leaders every single year of his term.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — A legal settlement that will provide payments to hundreds of thousands of American Indian trust beneficiaries could bring between $6 million and $8 million to Wyoming in the weeks ahead.
HELENA — Attorneys representing hundreds of thousands of American Indians say they should start seeing the first payments of a $3.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government by year's end.
SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western rangelands for development of oil shale and tar sands, the unconventional sources of oil found in pockets of the Rocky Mountains.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday that he's disappointed in the re-election of President Barack Obama because he believes Republican challenger Mitt Romney had a better grasp of the importance of domestic energy production, particularly coal.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes.
There will be no end-of-term national monument designations by President Barack Obama, the White House said Sunday, reaffirming earlier assurances that one isn’t planned.