Tim Hurst

Supporters of oil and gas development are praising an order signed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday calling for expedited drilling on public lands.

Austin Cope / KSJD

The possible renewal of a license for the nation’s only conventional uranium mill drew about 100 people to a public meeting in Blanding, Utah, Thursday night.

Austin Cope / KSJD

The White Mesa Uranium mill, located between Blanding, UT and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal community of White Mesa, is the only fully-operational uranium mill in the country. It takes materials captured from the mining of uranium, including ore, tailings, and waste, and processes those materials to either store or sell as uranium for weapons or energy.

U.S. Geological Survey

Tribal coalitions and conservation groups are reacting with dismay to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s compromise recommendations on the new Bears Ears National Monument in Southeast Utah.

Austin Cope / KSJD

A public hearing on a license renewal for the White Mesa Uranium Mill near Blanding, Utah, was set to convene Thursday in Salt Lake City.