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Report Predicts Oil Shale Contributing To Colorado's Pending Water Shortage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Eyebrows were raised over the weekend when Colorado's Statewide Water Supply Initiative released a report that predicted the state will have difficult...

Green News Report: January 20, 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: Fox "News...

Ken Salazar Says He'll 'Fully Consider' Congressional Input On Fracking Regulations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar this week vowed to 'fully consider' congressional input as his department decides whether ...

Oil Spill Commission: "Congress Must Act"

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Regan Nelson

The conclusions laid out in the final Oil Spill Commission report could not be more stark. Without fundamental reforms, a disaster could well recur.

National Mall Slated for Major Restoration After Getting A 'C'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The National Mall got a "C grade" Tuesday from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as he signed a plan to restore what he called "the fr...

Interior Announces Restoration Of Wilderness Rules For Public Lands

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) DENVER (AP) -- The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once aga...

Colorado Sky Industry Wary Of Possible Wolverine Reintroduction

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

M56, the male wolverine who wandered solo from Wyoming to Colorado 18 months ago, has survived -- inspiring state officials to explore a formal reintr...

Ken Salazar Announces Plan To Set Up Solar Energy Zones On Colorado Public Lands

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Secretary of the Interior and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Thursday announced a plan that proposes "Solar En...

Gale Norton: Interior Ethics Probe A Waste Of Money

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton says the Obama administration "wasted millions of taxpayer dollars" in a now closed probe of ...

Wolves in Danger: Speak Out Today

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, a bill to protect consumers and animals by requiring all garments containing animal fur to be accurately labeled by species and country of origin.

Bennet-Buck Race Seen As Referendum On Obama Policies On Environment, Public Land

The New York Times | SCOTT STREATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tea party politics has caught fire in Colorado, where Sen. Michael Bennet (D), the Democratic successor to former senator and now-Interior Secretary K...

Congratulations, America. You Passed Wind.

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

For some, it was with a sense of relief that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar passed Cape Wind. For others, it was the latest in a drama that has lasted nearly a decade. Either way, this is a story that blows.

Green News Report: October 26, 2010 (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: Cholera ou...

Western Energy Alliance Sues federal Government Iver Oil-Gas Lease Backlog

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The petroleum industry sued the federal government Monday to try to force action on a backlog of hundreds of unissued federal o...

Interior Department Documents Reveal Plans To Protect Enormous Amounts Of Land In The West

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Broad swaths of western land, equivalent to the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined, should be considered "treasured lands" and managed without rega...

Drill Ban May Be Lifted Early: Interior Official

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration hopes to lift a freeze on deepwater drilling well before its scheduled Nov. 30 expiration date, the nation...

Green News Report: September 21, 2010 (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: Ding dong...

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (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: Primaries ...

Wife Of Oil Tycoon Helps Save 174 Wild Horses From Slaughter

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RENO, Nev. — With the financial backing of a California winery owner, activists on Saturday purchased almost all 174 horses up for sale at a sta...

Wyoming Threatens To Sell Prime Grand Teton Land

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

MOOSE, Wyo. — For Sale: Two square miles of Grand Teton National Park. Majestic views of the Teton Range. Prime location for luxury resort, hom...

Solar Energy Projects On Public Land Plagued By Delays

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROACH DRY LAKE, Nev. — Not a light bulb's worth of solar electricity has been produced on the millions of acres of public desert set aside for i...

Key Federal Regulator Took Gifts From Oil Company, Misused Travel Funds, Investigation Shows

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SANTA FE, N.M. — An investigation has found that a former Bureau of Land Management official in New Mexico who oversaw one of the largest onshor...

Drilling Moratorium Stays, Feds Tell Oil Spill Commission

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The top federal offshore oil drilling regulator is telling the presidential oil spill commission that the temporary halt to deepwat...

Green News Report: August 19, 2010 (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: IN TODAY'S...

Rebecca Watson, Senior Interior Department Official,

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

A woman who had authority over planning for oil and gas development on the Roan Plateau while she was a high-level federal official has withdrawn from...