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Ken Salazar

A Recommitment to the Outdoors Is Necessary for Our Kids and the Environment

Barbara O’Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barbara O’Brien

We have a shared responsibility to serve as role models and mentors for our children and future generations, and as stewards of Colorado's breathtaking landscapes and waterways.

Jason Linkins

Wrong Salazar Attacked In Ad: Which One Is Which? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over in Colorado, an anti-abortion organization is really mad at Ken Salazar. However, I'm projecting that Ken Salazar has a 100 percent chance of retaining his seat, because Ken Salazar is the Secretary of the Interior.

Interior Department Documents Reveal Plans To Protect Enormous Amounts Of Land In The West

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Broad swaths of western land, equivalent to the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined, should be considered "treasured lands" and managed without rega...

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.

Lame Duck Senate Worries

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.

Speak Up for Wild Horses; Send a Letter via Pony Express

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of you have contacted the federal Bureau of Land Management, encouraging the agency to impose an immediate ...

Frank Rich: General McChrystal And The 36 Hours That Shook Washington

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once made the top commander in Afghanistan, the general was kept on long past his expiration date. He should have been cashiered after he took his fir...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Costs 23,000 Oil Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico costs at least 23,000 jobs, according to a federal document th...

Obama Oil Spill Failure: How The President Failed To Crack Down On MMS, BP

Rolling Stone Politics | Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White ...

Wolves Win: Federal Court Reinstates Protections

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's been a big week for canines. I announced on the blog yesterday that the puppy mill initiative we're promoting with partner organizations had qual...

Colorado Senate Race a Chance to Start Reversing Corporate Stranglehold on Congress

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The current Colorado U.S. senate race offers a rare opportunity for the electorate to exercise leverage against the corporate-controlled state.

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.

Were Mohammed Incarnate Today...BLM Beware!

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sheila Shayon

Wild horses and burros are being systematically destroyed in the US by the government agency, Building Land Management, (BLM) and the powers that be and the public at large are turning a blind eye.

MMS' Failure Will Continue Without Real Reform

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

The BP oil spill was just the latest chapter in a long history of regulatory and ethical failures at the Interior Department and the Minerals Management Service.

Rep. Coffman Attacks Salazar For Oil Policies, Contradicts Years Of Rhetoric

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's scathing attack on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday at a House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on the D...

Green Groups Calls For Salazar's Resignation

Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Gulf Oil Spill: New Drilling Projects Move Forward Despite Moratorium

The New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial ty...

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...

Gulf Oil Spill: Salazar Threatens To 'Push' Out BP, But Offers No Terms Or Deadlines

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON -- The U.S. government will move aside BP from the operation to try to halt the Gulf of Mexico oil spill if it decides the company is not perf...

Marcus Baram

Interior Secretaries Under Bush And Obama Exposed By House Panel For Lax Oversight Of Oil Drilling | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down for the memo A tough new memo from a House committee probing the Gulf oil spill exposes the Interior Department under Presidents Bush and...

Ken Salazar, Interior Department, Finalize Onshore Oil, Gas Reforms

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Dennis Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Bureau of Land Management on Monday finalized onshore oil and gas leasing reforms, which two Republican U.S. senators say they hope to block throu...

Colorado Oil Shale Litigation: Judge Warns Interior Department Not To Delay

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Nine is enough. That's the message from a judge after the federal government requested a ninth delay in responding to two suits filed in January 20...

Obama to open up 1.8 million Alaskan acres to drilling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Interior Department is offering oil and gas leases on 1.8 million acres of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve while pro...

Reclaiming Open Spaces in Our Urban Landscape

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

President Obama launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda that would use community-based soluti...

Anatomy of an Oil Disaster: Heckuva Job, Kenny!

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Ken Salazar is hardly the most appropriate bureaucrat to carry out such an ambitious agenda which would necessarily entail a switch from fossil fuels to alternative energy.