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Three Major Companies Cited Over Alleged Gulf Oil Spill Violations

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Federal regulators on Wednesday cited oil company BP PLC and two other companies – Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton – for al...

Standing Up for Our Western Lands and Heritage

Bill Eikenberry | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Bill Eikenberry

Despite claims by oil and gas companies, the truth is that we can have both more responsible energy development and common sense protections for western lands.

House Republican Look To Stop 105-Year-Old Law

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush have designated public land as national monuments, using a federal law to prot...

BP's Bad Timing

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

If you were BP, wouldn't you wait for the right time to go back to the U.S. government to ask for more permits to drill? What would seem like a good time to do that?

Republican Rarity: House Backs Dems Plan On Endangered Species Act

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a rare defeat for Republican leadership, the House has backed a Democratic proposal allowing the Interior Department to continue addi...

Upping the Ante

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

This energy and environment spending bill contains more than three dozen anti-environment policy measures that have absolutely no place in a budget measure.

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

Solar Has Bright Prospects Throughout The West

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Federal officials are refining their plan for speeding up solar energy development in zones of public lands in six western states, afte...

Lucia Graves

Republican Spending Measure Targets EPA, Conservation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans outlined a fiscal 2012 spending bill on Wednesday that would sharply cut the Department of the Interior's conservation...

Fill the Gaps in Arctic Science Before We Decide on Drilling

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We have the opportunity to do things right in Arctic waters, but only if we take the time to understand this extraordinary and fragile part of our national and natural heritage

Corbin Hiar

Climate Activists Score Legal Victory Ahead Of Big Mountaintop Removal Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Corbin Hiar | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Charges against 21 activists who staged a sit-in at Department of the Interior headquarters last month were dropped by the U.S. Attorney...

Corbin Hiar

Widespread, Confrontational Protests Planned for BP Spill Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Corbin Hiar | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Al Gore and author-turned-climate-activist Bill McKibben were among the big names headlining the Power Shift envir...

New Roadless Rule Draft Draws Immediate Heat From Conservation Groups

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.14.2011 | Denver

The State of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service today announced yet another draft version of the controversial Colorado Roadless Rule (pdf) that has...

BLM Will Give Oil Shale Development In The West A Fresh Look

Posted 06.13.2011 | Denver

The federal Bureau of Land Management announced on Wednesday that it is prepared to begin a process to take a fresh look at commercial oil shale devel...

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Update on...

Green News Report: March 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not out o...

U.S. Opens 750 Million Tons Of Coal To Mining

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans Tuesday to auction off vast coal reserves in Wyoming over the next five months, unle...

Salazar: BLM Drilling Permits On The Rise

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Bureau of Land Management expects to process 7,200 oil and gas drilling permits this year, up from about 5,000...

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eastern C...

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Dems call...

House Votes To Cut BLM Budget Over Wild Horse Roundups In West

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. House approved an amendment on a voice vote Wednesday that would cut the Bureau of Land Management's budget by $2 million ...

Marcus Baram

Lawmaker Seeks To 'Modify' Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Don't Pass Me The Plate For Your Church's Upkeep

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

The fact is, many American churches are historic. Are we going to put them all on the taxpayers' bill?

Could Colorado Get Another National Park?

aspentimes.com | Judith Kohler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT, Colo. -- On the eve of the 100th birthday of Colorado National Monument, supporters are pushing for the landmark to be upg...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lands Interior Department In Contempt Of Court

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the In...