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Senators bundle House bills into WEST Act to expedite energy exploration,...

Some the most anti-environmental legislation to pass the House has been bundled together into an omnibus bill in the Senate called the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act.

Water fight: Lawmakers question new U.S. Forest Service permit clause for...

Colorado lawmakers are worried a new U.S. Forest Service rule could be a drag on the ski industry.

Oil and gas lease protests way down in wake of Obama...

Sportsmen and conservation groups are singing the praises of a new federal analysis showing protests of proposed oil and gas leases on federal lands are way down in the wake of reforms first implemented by the Interior Department last year.

Industry sitting on plenty of undrilled federal oil and gas permits,...

Republican lawmakers this session have been steadily hammering on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s onshore oil and gas drilling reforms that were first announced in January of last year and finally implemented in May.

Barrasso bill to streamline onshore drilling deemed potential bonanza for ‘Big...

Just two days after the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have ended billions in tax breaks and subsidies for the nation’s top oil and gas companies, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., today introduced a bill aimed at “removing barriers to American onshore oil and natural gas production.”