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Kate Sheppard

Democrats Push Interior Department To Take Action, Protect New Land | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A group of 109 Democratic House members is urging the Obama administration to use its executive authority to protect new public land. ...

Jewell: Congress Must Fight For More Park Funds

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says Congress needs to do more than talk when it comes to national parks, forests an...

Murkowski Meets With Obama Pick After Political Threat

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday she had a good meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee for Interior secretary a week a...

Obama Naming New Cabinet Post

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice for interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains...

Obama Appointee Leaving Post

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sou...

Salazar: Outdoor Recreation Has Provided An Economic Boost

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Thursday that even during the Great Recession, growth in the outdoor recreation indus...

Reagan's Birthday Caveat

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Reagan's anti-big government ideology led him to choose department heads dedicated to weakening or rolling back regulatory safeguards -- safeguards that were designed to protect the environment.

Ken Salazar: 'I'm staying' | PATRICK REIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's not leaving his post any time soon. Salazar was not present at President Barack Obama's State of the Uni...

Lucia Graves

Dems Demand That Salazar Stop Dragging His Heels And Investigate BP Whistleblower Allegations | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar still has yet to conduct a formal interview with Ken Abbott, a whistleblower from BP's Atlantis rig where operators are...

Feds: No Snakes On A Plane

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Federal officials want to keep nine kinds of constrictor snakes out of the United States, saying they belong to invasive...

A Broken Promise Jeopardizes America's Wildlife Conservation Legacy

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Sec. Salazar's legal sleight of hand is in direct contrast to Obama's pledge to restore scientific integrity to decisions about endangered-species conservation.

Ken Salazar To Release Water Into Grand Canyon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior secretary Ken Salazar is calling for the Colorado River to be flooded in order protect habitats and archeological sites in the grand canyon. ...

Federal Bailout Won't Make A Dent in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Problems

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.