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‘A Cry For Help’: Federal Agency Eyes A New Kind Of Leasing To Safeguard Public Lands

by Huffington Post | May 2, 2023
But over its nearly 80-year history, the agency has largely dropped the ball on its stewardship mandate. Today, 90% of BLM land is open to drilling and 60% is leased for grazing, while less than 14% is protected from development. At least 54 million acres — one-fifth of all BLM ...

Trump’s USGS Chief Violated Whistleblower Protection Law, Inspector General Says

by Huffington Post | October 29, 2020
“The head of the U.S. Geological Survey violated the federal whistleblower protection law when he retaliated against an agency employee who had filed a complaint about his conduct, according to a new report from the Interior Department’s internal watchdog. “For the DOI generally ...

At Least 40 Interior Department Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

by Huffington Post | April 14, 2020
“Almost every bureau of the Interior Department’s vast agency ― 70,000 employees across 2,400 nationwide offices ― has had at least one employee test positive for the virus. The Interior Department has kept these numbers private, while leaving most public parks and refuges open ...
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