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Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

Celebrate The National Park Service's 99th Birthday With These Beautiful Photos

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

On this day in 1916, Congress created the National Park Service as a way to preserve America's gorgeous public lands and historical sites. To celebrat...

Friends of Polluters Rack Up More Dirty Votes

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

While the bill has been pulled from the floor for now, you can bet the Dirty Air Villain leadership is already on the lookout for their next opportunity to enact the Big Polluter Agenda.

Kate Sheppard

At Least Someone's Enjoying This House Confederate Flag Debacle | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's one group that's not very disappointed that a major House appropriations bill has gotten bogged down in a fight over the Confeder...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

White House Hosts First-Ever Tribal Youth Gathering | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

For centuries, Native American leaders from across the United States have traveled to meet with the “Great White Father” in Washington to plead th...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Pocahontas' Descendants Get Official Recognition 2 Decades After The Disney Movie | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

From Christopher Columbus' first bootprints in the New World -- where he declared that the people he met were "Indians" because he thought he was some...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Comes Out Swinging Against GOP Environmental Spending Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday strongly criticized a Republican budget proposal that would undermine regulatory work at the Environ...

Kate Sheppard

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...

Crushing the Bloody Ivory Trade

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

For a brief moment yesterday, Times Square stood still. Even the world's most famous cluster of dazzling super signs, towering over Broadway, could not compete with the simple message that on this day, we all stand for elephants.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

Steve Horn | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.

All National Parks Are Free This Weekend!

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green

Now that spring has officially sprung, it's high time to go on an adventure. The Department of the Interior's rapidly growing Instagram account ha...

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...

Kate Sheppard

Feds Direct $8 Million To Native Communities To Address Effects Of Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change...

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

Kate Sheppard

Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

Kate Sheppard

Sage-Grouse Species Get Thrown Under The Omnibus | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The $1 trillion omnibus spending agreement released by congressional lawmakers on Tuesday night ultimately managed to avoid including a...

This Land Is Our Land

Paul Allen | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Paul Allen

Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.

Kate Sheppard

Top Interior Official To Take Over At Helm Of Environmental Group | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Department of Interior official is leaving the Obama administration to take over as the new president of the Natural Resources Def...

Education Is the Key to Self Determination

Jacob Bryan Aki | Posted 08.25.2014 | Hawaii
Jacob Bryan Aki

For myself, and I am sure for many others, the arrival of the United States Department of Interior (DOI) to Hawaiʻi this week has stirred many emotions throughout the Kanaka ʻŌiwi community and the general Hawaiʻi community as well.

Kate Sheppard

From Bundy To The Keystone XL: Where's The Property Rights Outrage Here? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has become something of a folk hero among the anti-government, pro-property rights crowd, thanks to his re...

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

Kids to Secretary Jewell: Follow the Science

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Leda Huta

Last week we posted a video reply from the young person Secretary Jewell referenced in a public appearance in Washington, D.C. She asked Secretary Je...