DOI Leaked Strategic Plan Re-Affirms Energy Priorities

Oct 27, 2017

Wyoming public lands map from 2009
Credit Peter Fitzgerald, Wikimedia

A draft of the Interior Department’s five-year strategic plan has been leaked - it was first obtained by The Nation. The 50-page document draws a road map for how the federal agency intends to prioritize energy dominance. In a departure from past five year plans, this draft also has few mentions of conservation and no mention of climate change. Jesse Prentice-Dunn, advocacy director to the Center for Western Priorities, a conservation non-profit, gives some context to what stands out in the five-year plan and what Wyomingites can expect.