Department of the Interior

The Regulation of American Archaeology

The Regulation of American Archaeology

Federal regulation of domestic and international archaeology comes from a variety of agencies.

The Trump Administration Takes Aim at Migratory Birds

The Trump Administration Takes Aim at Migratory Birds

Attorneys argue that Department of Interior enforcement practices threaten migratory birds.

Problems in Federal Wild Horse Management

Problems in Federal Wild Horse Management

Wild horse and burro population growth may soon overwhelm the federal government.

Presidential Authority and the Antiquities Act

Presidential Authority and the Antiquities Act

Scholars contend that the President may revoke monument designations made during previous administrations.

A Farewell to Fracking Regulations

A Farewell to Fracking Regulations

Trump Administration issues final rule rescinding Obama-era fracking regulation.

Whistleblowing Is a Key Regulatory Tool

Whistleblowing Is a Key Regulatory Tool

Whistleblowing incentives are crucial to agency enforcement.

Agency Removes Yellowstone Grizzly Bears from Endangered Species List

Agency Removes Yellowstone Grizzly Bears from Endangered Species List

Final rule creates tension between conservationists and wildlife officials.

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Basic principles of American government limit the political role of administrative agencies in legislative debates.

New Climate Resilience Report Emphasizes Cross-Sector Collaboration

New Climate Resilience Report Emphasizes Cross-Sector Collaboration

The Obama Administration releases report on opportunities to enhance nation’s climate resilience.

Concerns for the Future of Conservation at the National Parks’ Centennial

Concerns for the Future of Conservation at the National Parks’ Centennial

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell celebrated the occasion with a call to action to change the nation’s conservation approach.

Regulating California’s Drought

Regulating California’s Drought

Despite increased precipitation, conservation remains critical.

Regulating Renewable Energy

Regulating Renewable Energy

Agencies work with California to tap into the energy potential of the Mojave Desert.