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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. ...

Are Feds Targeting Environmentalist For Opposing Oil Leases?

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government has acknowledged it never prosecuted anyone who failed to pay a bid for drilling rights in Utah until a ...

Ed Perlmutter Announces He Won't Run For Governor

Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter this morning said he would not run for governor, clearing another potential candidate from the Democratic field as the party a...

Wild Horse Activists Fly Banner Calling Salazar "Slaughter Czar"

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Wild horse advocates tried to challenge a federal relocation proposal by flying a banner over Denver this afternoon that called Interior Secretary K...

Rasmussen: Hickenlooper May Be Democrats' Strongest Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While the prospect of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar running for Governor of Colorado has the state's Democrats excited, a new Rasmussen poll may temp...

Ken Salazar Calls For Investigation Into Bush-Era Polices

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called Tuesday for an investigation into last-minute changes made by the administration of Presi...

Cape Wind Project Faces Obstacle From Massachusetts Indian Tribes

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A decision made yesterday by the National Park Service may create a new hurdle for developers of a long-disputed proposal to build the nation's first ...

Michael Bennet Widens His Fund-Raising Lead With Another Million-Dollar Quarter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senator Michael Bennet became the lastof the major state-wide candidates to announce his third quarter fund-raising totals Tuesday. As expected, Benn...

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.

Irreparable Damage: Senate Must Block OSM Nominee Pizarchik Today

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Given the irreparable damage of his mining record, Pizarchik's entrenched support of the coal industry suggests that the OSM would continue its decades-old tradition of lawlessness and betrayal of coalfield residents.

Wild Horse Round Up Approved in Nevada By BLM

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management approved the removal of 2,500 wild horses from the range near Reno on Monday as opposition gro...

Three Reasons for Hope in Copenhagen

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

The requirement for the U.S. Congress to sign off on any document produced at Copenhagen for it to legally bind us to those agreements, is another reason why I'm hopeful.

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...

BLM Postpones Wild Horse Roundup To Conduct Environmental Survey

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has postponed plans to round up about 185 wild horses from a western Utah herd. The agency ...

Salazar Cleans Up Bush-Era Cronyism in Dirty Oil-Shale Program

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Do we want energy development on our public lands to intensify global warming or a national energy policy that promotes technologies that are renewable and create four times jobs as fossil fuels?

Bill Ritter Retirement Announcement: 'Intensely Personal' Decision Will Free Him To Make 'Tough Decisions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Bill Ritter addressed the media Wednesday morning to officially announce that he would not be seeking a second term as Governor of Colora...

Bush-Era Interior Department Secretary Gale Norton Worked With Shell To

latimes.com | Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reporting from Washington - The Obama Interior Department is reviewing a decision made by the Bush administration in its final days that attempted to...

Ken Salazar Promises Concrete Procedural Reforms In Second Year As Interior Chief

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar started on the job a year ago pledging to clean up an agency hit by scandals and assailed by critics as ...

Tikkun Olam -- Choosing Between Two Candidates

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Ken Salazar, like Mike Miles, believed in "tikkun olam" (Hebrew for "saving the world"), but he also had great marketing. Lesson learned! But what about Bennet and Romanoff?

Salazar: the Grinch of Speciesville

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Salazar's latest Grinchy move was when he agreed that lynx dispersing from Colorado's southern mountains into New Mexico deserve protection, but, so sorry, they can't have it just yet.

Activists, Celebrities Oppose Plan To Round Up Thousands Of Horses With Helicopters

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SPARKS, Nev. — One of the most stirring symbols of the American West – mustangs thundering freely across the range – could be headin...

Obama Is "Bush Light"

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

The engine driving the impending train wreck for Obama and his spineless advisors is that he made promises that turned out millions of supporters. That promise was that we were going to see "change." Soon we began to see "Bush Lite."

Sheryl Crow Tries To Ride To The Rescue Of Wild Horses In The West

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RENO, Nev. — Sheryl Crow has spoken out against the war in Iraq and in support of embryonic stem-cell research and efforts to combat global warm...

Oil And Gas Say They're Not Drilling In West Because Ken Salazar Is Too Tough On Them

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Drillers say it's getting so hard to obtain an oil-and-gas lease in the Rocky Mountains under the new administration of Preside...

Oil and Gas Leases: Ken Salazar Announces Tougher Drilling Regulations

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced policy changes he said will bring more scrutiny and a greater public voice in...