| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON Salvage logging near Yosemite National Park could proceed without the customary environmental studies, public review or judicial oversight under a controversial bill that a key panel in the House of Representatives approved Thursday....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.
Governors in at least four...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:14 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Legislation under consideration in Congress would designate about 32,500 acres within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness.
The House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the measure this...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal lawmakers are seeking to lift restrictions on hydropower development so more local irrigation districts could use water flowing through government-sponsored agricultural canals and pipelines to generate electricity....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:04 AM
Alaska Representative Don Young will continue to serve as chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Young, in a statement, said the panel intends to conduct "vigorous oversight" of the U.S. Interior Department, as well...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday shifting the power to designate a game species to the state Natural Resources Commission and potentially solidifying a future wolf hunt in Michigan.
The bill has the secondary effect of blocking a...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of legislation this week to create an advisory council to oversee ballast water discharges in Michigan.
The legislation, authored by Republican Senators Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Geoff Hansen of Hart and Howard Walker...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from the Republicans, but these are boom times for American energy.
And you wouldn't know it from President Barack Obama, but he has very little to do with that.
From the presidential campaign trail to...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 6:38 AM
ST. IGNACE — Just after a bill that would designate the gray wolf as a game species was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, a forum met in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to hammer out concerns should the...
| May 27, 2012
| 1:15 PM
On a grassy hill a mile west of the Patuxent River, historian Ralph Eshelman can see the same bucolic view of fields and placid water anxious British soldiers likely saw when they landed in the summer of 1814 — the first stop in their campaign to...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Nothing is carved in stone, but the Dowagiac-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pursuing a tribal development in South Bend that would include a casino.
Jill Strait, communications director for the House Natural Resources Committee in Washington,...