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National Park Service budget problems are subject of congressional hearing
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is set to testify before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday. Bernhardt is likely to face questions about a severe maintenance backlog in the National Park Service, which says it can’t afford to keep its parks looking like what people expect. “These funding problems really threaten not just the integrity of […]
Trump looks to add economic considerations into rules protecting threatened species
This week, the U.S. Department of Interior released proposed rule changes for the Endangered Species Act. It’s the 45-year-old act credited with reviving populations of bald eagles, gray wolves, lynxes and roughly 1,600 plants and animals at risk of extinction. Right now, the process used to protect species under the act requires only a scientific […]
Garbage won't pile up during this government shutdown
A few lessons were learned in Washington, D.C., from the 2013 closure.
Trump administration halts study on mining, thanks to proposed budget cuts
Some studies have shown increased rates of health problems for people who live near these mining sites.