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Mountaintop Mining Rule REVERSAL Could Be Coming

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Monday to reverse a last-minute Bush-era rule that allows mountaintop mining waste to be dumped...

Group Sues Feds Over Endangered Species Protection

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An environmental group is suing the federal government, saying the Obama administration has failed to address a backlog of a...

Mark Udall: High Noon in the Senate

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

Sen. Mark Udall appears poised to play a key role in shaping the eco-politics of the 21st century.

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.

Offshore Energy Development Requires Delicate Balance

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — As the Obama administration formulates its energy policy, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he would take a broad look...

Offshore Wind Power Could Replace Most Coal Plants In US, Says Salazar

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — If wind power were fully developed off the East Coast, windmills could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not...

Bureaucrats Brawl, Offshore Wind Debate Halts

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — While the Obama administration has touted offshore renewable energy development, a turf fight between two federal agencies has stym...

Salazar's Comments "An Insult To Indian People": Indian Plaintiff

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The lead plaintiff in a 12-year-old Indian trust case against the U.S. government says she is already frustrated with the Obama adm...

Gray Wolves To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday he was upholding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove gray wolve...

Salazar Wants To Bring Back A Teddy Roosevelt-Style Youth Conservation Corps (VIDEO)

Energy Collective | Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure if EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have ever dreamt of being rock stars. If so, their dreams alm...

Denver Mayor: "This Is A Sad Moment In The History Of Denver And Colorado"

AP | ALYSIA PATTERSON and CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DENVER — Citizens, politicians and competitors raised a tribute Thursday to Colorado's oldest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, which is publi...

Fed May Take Control Of Smart Grid Plans

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Across the Great Plains the wind blows incessantly, while in the remote Nevada desert the sun bears down without relief. Each holds...

Reid, Clinton, Others To Discuss A 2009 Climate Bill

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in both the Senate and House want to take action this year to stem global warming, but the imploding economy and...

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,...

Guns In National Parks: Government Documents Show Bush Administration Warned About Ignoring Law

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

A last-minute rule adopted by the Bush administration after the election forces states to allow loaded, concealed weapons in National Park lands within their borders regardless of state law.

Obama Administration Halts Bush Expansion Of Offshore Drilling

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has rejected a Bush administration plan to open vast waters off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to o...

A Victory for America's Land

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

The Interior Secretary has announced that he is canceling all 77 contested leases surrounding some of Utah's most stunning national parks. This redrock wilderness can now remain part of our natural heritage.

Sam Stein

Interior Secretary Salazar Joins Press Corps For Day (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After getting a bit of hard questioning from reporters, newly minted Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to join the opposition. Salazar took abou...

Salazar Likely To Kill Bush Offshore Drilling Plan, Slow Drilling In Rockies

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday the expansion of offshore oil drilling should be worked out with Congress as part of a ...

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.

Senate Confirms 6 Obama Cabinet Picks, Clinton Not Included

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate swiftly approved six members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Tuesday, but put off for a day the vote on his choic...

Salazar Pledges To Help Modernize Grid, Reduce Oil Dependence

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Salazar pledged to "clean up the mess" at the Department of Interior, which has seen controversies over non-collection of oil royalties and an embarra...

Along Came Caroline. And Andrew. And Beau.

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Speculation about Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate will soon be moot, but the debate about America's political dynasties is hopefully just starting.

Michael Bennet Named Colorado Senator, Will Replace Ken Salazar

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter is expected to name Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet to fill a Senate vacancy that will be created ...

Ritter Meets With Baca To Discuss Senate Replacement

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

The seat being vacated by Senator Ken Salazar, while not attracting a cable media frenzy, may in fact prove to be a far more strategically important choice than New York's.