A series of recent Arctic drilling setbacks have reignited a debate over drilling for Alaskan oil. Shell says Arctic drilling would be an energy boon, but opponents doubt the feasibility of operating in such harsh conditions.
The Wilderness Act has protected America’s wild lands for 50 years. It is now under threat by a House bill deceptively called The Sportsmen's Heritage Act. Citizens must demand the US Senate do nothing to advance its devastating provisions.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – to collect natural gas can be done 'in a safe way.' New federal fracking rules are in the works.
House Republicans want to reshape federal environmental policies by adding amendments to the spending bill due Friday. Senate Democrats and the president oppose the 'riders.'
Western Republican lawmakers and governors object to Obama administration plans to consider whether millions of acres of federal land in the West should be protected as 'wild lands.'
A plan to boost the flow of the Upper Missouri River could help ailing cottonwood trees and endangered fish.
Energy source or more trouble for the environment?
Twenty-eight green groups compile 359 pages of suggestions, hoping for a green revival post-Bush.
Last-minute rule changes would weaken environmental protections, critics say.
US and state officials start to boost firefighting budgets and weigh other reforms.