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Feds: Moving land agency will save money, improve decisions

Jul. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a "top heavy" office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation's biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West....

Senator: Biggest US land agency moving to Colorado

Jul. 15, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resources. Colorado Sen. Cory...

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

Jul. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who...

Rough total for Trump's July Fourth extravaganza: $5.4M

Jul. 11, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's July Fourth extravaganza — featuring tanks, a military flyover, and a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial — cost an estimated $5.4 million, according to rough figures Thursday.  Interior Secretary David Bernhardt provided the latest share of...

Congress probes approval of Trump backer's housing project

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species. U.S. Rep. Raúl...

Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

Jul. 2, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't taking "no tanks" for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he's headlining July 4 in Washington, and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two...

Fourth of July celebration to feature flyover by Blue Angels

Jun. 28, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department says a Fourth of July celebration featuring President Donald Trump will include a flight demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The "Salute to America" event will honor the nation's five service branches with music, military demonstrations and a fireworks...

Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

Jun. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's participation in the nation's annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America's armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration announced Wednesday, about two weeks before the patriotic...

Environmentalists: Offshore drilling rule changes dangerous

Jun. 11, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten environmental groups are suing to challenge what they view as the Trump administration's decision to weaken critical safety rules created after the nation's worst offshore drilling disaster. The rule changes announced in March will make oil and gas exploration and development off the...

Interior's Bernhardt quiet on possible new BLM headquarters

Jun. 10, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he is looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine if the role is essential and if it should be based in Washington, D.C. Bernhardt said at the Western Governors' Association conference Monday that once those questions are...