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Past articles by Michael:

Earl Devaney, 'larger-than-life' former Interior IG, dies at 74

The investigations under Devaney's tenure included a probe that found "a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" at the now-defunct Minerals Management → Read More

DeFazio blasts Haaland over gray wolf protections

In a remarkably pointed critique, one of the most senior Democrats in the House yesterday voiced sharp disappointment with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland → Read More

Monarch butterfly conservation efforts improve. Are they enough?

Monarch butterflies are having a moment — in court, on Capitol Hill and across the countryside. Some migrating populations are up from 2020’s devastating → Read More

Ariz. mine developer loses bid to shrink jaguar habitat

The Fish and Wildlife Service today turned down a mining company’s bid to shrink jaguars' critical habitat. → Read More

Federal wildland firefighters get pay boost

With Western forests ablaze, thousands of federal wildland firefighters are getting a pay hike. → Read More

INVASIVE SPECIES: Fla. to ban nonnative reptiles. Could more states follow?

Python wranglers and iguana fans are feeling the squeeze as states seek to corral invasive reptiles. → Read More

POLITICS: Interior scrubs old pro-Trump tweets

The Interior Department has put away some Trump-era tweets that officials now say strayed too far into political territory. → Read More

INTERIOR: Challenges galore await Deb Haaland

A distinctive celebration followed by endless personnel, policy and political challenges are in store for Deb Haaland after her expected Senate confirmation today as Interior secretary. → Read More

PANDEMIC: Interior Secretary Bernhardt tests positive for COVID-19

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

PANDEMIC: Interior headquarters starts reopening

Interior Department employees returning to headquarters this week will see some differences in their old haunts. → Read More

WILDLIFE: Interior disbands trophy hunting panel

A controversial Interior Department pro-hunting panel has ended with a whimper instead of a bang. → Read More

WILDLIFE: Win a trip to hunt with Trump Jr.

You, too, can board a yacht with Donald Trump Jr. and spend a week shooting sea ducks and Sitka black-tailed deer. → Read More

YELLOWSTONE: Judge keeps bison-hunting season open

A federal judge yesterday declined to impose an emergency stop to bison hunting near Yellowstone National Park. → Read More

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Court pressure gets results for bumblebee

The rusty patched bumblebee could finally land its critical habitat, under a new court settlement. → Read More

INTERIOR: BLM move conflict spurs new 'review'

Sniping over the proposed Bureau of Land Management reorganization continued today, with a soon-departing Interior Department official calling the tenor and timing of concerns raised by two key Democratic lawmakers "unfortunate" and "disappointing." → Read More

INTERIOR: Judge lets FWS shield names of trophy hunters

The Fish and Wildlife Service need not reveal the identities of hunting trophy permit holders, a federal judge has ruled. → Read More

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Sources: Trump admin to roll out ESA overhaul next week

The Trump administration is expected to roll out the most significant set of Endangered Species Act regulatory revisions in a generation next week, according to three sources. → Read More

POLITICS: Trump Jr.: Modern Teddy Roosevelt or conservation letdown?

The president's eldest son was once offered up as a direct line to the White House for hook-and-bullet conservationists, but some say that connection has gone dead. → Read More

INTERIOR: Tusk thief faces prison after rare fossil-law conviction

Before he ever beheld the mammoth tusk that proved his latest undoing, Gary Lynn Boyd had amassed eight criminal convictions and the nickname "Booster Gary." → Read More

INTERIOR: Bernhardt: Reorganization plans to heat up this summer

This summer could be a crucial one for Western communities hoping to snag parts of the Interior Department, David Bernhardt indicated today in his inaugural appearance as secretary before the House Natural Resources Committee. → Read More