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Ken Salazar and Interior Department

PHOTOS: The Newest National Historic Landmarks Are...

Posted 03.07.2012 | Travel

Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior, announced the designation on Tuesday of 13 new historic landmarks in 9 different states. In a press rel...

The Greatest Threat to Liberty on Its 125th Anniversary: Corporate Tyranny

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

At the moment, the movements the Occupy Wall Street movement hold the key to breaking us all free form the shackles of corporate tyranny.

BP's Next Disaster: Are You Going to Stop it Before it Starts?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

2010-08-04-artic.jpg A legal loophole means that the present moratorium on offshore drilling does not apply to BP's "Liberty Island" project in the Arctic.

Salazar a Flop as Mr. Fix-It

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Ken Salazar's stock has fallen even more with me since he became Interior Secretary. Two recent actions illustrate why.

BP Should Stand for "Banned Permanently"

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We are almost a month into the worst man-made environmental and economic disaster in American history, yet BP has acted more interested in finger-pointing than in solving the disaster they caused.

BioBlitz: An Answer to Government Inaction

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

With a lawsuit yesterday, and a petition today, we've begun actions for species across the nation to force Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to use our endangered species law.

Gambling on a Bay Treasure

David Helvarg | Posted 01.14.2010 | Green
David Helvarg

There's only one undeveloped headland left on the West Coast's largest estuary that could be a local and world center for natural ecosystem services, youth recreation, education, jobs and opportunities.

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.

DOJ Defends Bush Law Permitting Concealed Weapons In Parks

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks,...

Obama Wants to Re-Open Lady Liberty's Crown

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

After 9/11, I thought it was wrong to close the Crown; the Statue of Liberty is the first image of America for millions of immigrants, and for untold millions it is the iconic symbol of the US.

Salazar at the Interior Department: So Much at Stake

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has to send a powerful signal that the era of unethical behavior and unchecked industry influence is over.