The forecast in Washington State is for hot and dry weather through Tuesday. Meanwhile, officials step up patrols and public education, as firefighters struggle to contain five wildfires.
Nevada cattle owner Cliven Bundy claims ancestral rights to graze his cattle on federal lands in Nevada. Federal officials say the cattle are trespassing on endangered tortoise habitat. The battle has waged in the courts for decades, and Bundy has disregarded several court orders to remove his animals.
The government shutdown has a direct impact on America’s overall capacity to drive global energy innovation, Peixe writes. The short-term lack of a federal government means that many of the nation’s top energy innovation institutions and laboratories must scale down their operations, or be completely shutdown.