Understanding the Department of the Interior reviews many of the major issues handled by the Department of the Interior and impacting the U.S. today. The book aims to present the case, scientific and otherwise, for both sides of all the issues addressed. Areas covered include protection of national lands, environmental issues and the role of the Environmental Protection Agency, the threats posed by mining and drilling on sensitive land, the debate over renewable energy and how best to manage and sustain America's lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, hor the nation's responsibilities to tribal nations, and advocate for America's island communities.
Don Philpott has 20 years as a senior correspondent reporting on major news stories around the world, author of more than 170 books. Former editor of Homeland Defense Journal and International Homeland Security.