Critics say Interior Department leader’s actions contradict statements he made Saturday in Grand Teton National Park.
A negotiation over surface leasing between a Crow family and Cloud Peak Energy has turned bitter, resurfacing some of the West’s most persistent questions.
The Powder River Basin power plant promoter reported to a minimum security federal prison in California this week to begin serving an 18-month sentence.
Objectors say state can meet its constitutional duty to “realize the largest possible proceeds” without endangering cultural sites and game habitat.
One reporter brought the Two Elk scandal to light and tracked the twisting tale of greed, fraud and government ineptitude for more than a decade.