A surprise statement on Friday undercut last week’s announcement that Florida had been granted an exemption from President Trump’s offshore-drilling plan.
The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.
Hundreds of mining claims fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, and a Navajo town scarred by uranium is bracing for new woes.
A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.
The Interior Department said reversing the Obama-era regulations would reduce “unnecessary burdens” on the energy industry.
About 30,000 employees took an Interior Department survey, and 35 percent said they were mistreated, the agency said in results released Thursday.