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Salazar: Oil Companies Like An Arm Of The Republican Party

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar lashed out at the oil and gas industry Tuesday, accusing some industry trade groups of acting like an ar...

In Harm's Way: The Arctic Wild

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Obama's crucial decisions will determine whether America's Arctic will survive and thrive or be sacrificed to destructive and dangerous oil and gas drilling.

Obama Officials Urge Senate To Act On Climate Bill

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and...

Secretary Salazar: The Everyman of Obama's Cabinet

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Salazar has up to $200,000 in outstanding debt, a sharp contrast to the many millionaires serving in Obama's cabinet and on his senior staff.

Former Interior Dept. Official Pleads Guilty To Accepting Kickbacks

Washington Post | Derek Kravitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Interior Department official pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting $15,000 in kickbacks from an insurance company in exchange for arranging m...

Bush's Interior Department Interfered With Scientific Work To Limit Endangered Species Protections

AP | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Interior Department official tainted nearly every decision made on the protection of endangered species over five ye...

We Need Change at Interior, Not More of the Same

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama faces a choice between a new direction that would place environmental conservation above corporate interests, and a pick similar to past selections at the Department of the Interior.

EPA, Interior Department Face Most Radical Post-Bush Overhaul

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Few federal agencies are expected to undergo as radical a transformation under President-elect Barack Obama as the Environmental Protection Agency and...

Palin Loses Attempt to Block Protection of Alaska's Whales

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Palin had opposed the endangered listing for beluga whales in part by questioning the science and saying the listings would hinder oil and natural gas drilling.

Lawmakers Unveil Interior Department Reform Bill After Sex, Drugs And Graft Scandal

Reuters | Ayesha Rascoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would suspend a federal program that collects and sells oil and natural gas from energy companie...

GOP Senators: Relax Rules On Carrying Loaded Weapons In Parks

Anchorage Daily News | Erik Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both of Alaska's U.S. senators have signed a letter asking the Interior Department to repeal federal gun rules for national parks and wildlife refuges...