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A Year on, BP Oil Still Mars Gulf Communities as Public Scrutiny Dries up

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.17.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

The April 14 meeting proceeded efficiently, as scheduled, for BP shareholders. For the workers, environmentalists and community members rallying in protest, though, the day of reckoning had yet to arrive.

Endangered Wolves Sacrificed in Budget Deal

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Although Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama stood firm against Republican attempts to repeal clean air and clean water protections, wolves in the Northern Rockies weren't so lucky.

Interior Secretary: 'Absolutely' No BP Deal On Deepwater Drilling

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON - The U.S. interior secretary on Monday rejected media reports that BP was striking a deal to resume deepwater drilling in ...

"All of the Above" Is No Energy Policy

William S. Becker | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
William S. Becker

Several times recently, we've heard this argument: When it comes to securing America's energy future, we need "all of the above" -- coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and so on. That is a not an energy policy; it's a cop-out.

All the President's (Coal) Men: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Obama's Wyoming Giveaway

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Energy analysts are still staggering around for an answer to the Obama administration's news in Wyoming's coalfields to greenlight the mining of an estimated 750 million-2.4 billion tons of coal on public lands.

Obama Administration Announces Massive Coal-Mining Expansion

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Despite his administration's rhetorical embrace of clean energy, when push comes to shove, Obama is effectively using modest wind and solar investments as cover for a broader embrace of dirty fuels.

U.S. Opens 750 Million Tons Of Coal To Mining

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced plans Tuesday to auction off vast coal reserves in Wyoming over the next five months, unle...

Salazar: BLM Drilling Permits On The Rise

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

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Bureau of Land Management expects to process 7,200 oil and gas drilling permits this year, up from about 5,000...

Green News Report: March 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eastern C...

U.S. Approves First Deepwater Drilling Permit In Gulf Since BP Spill

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The U.S. has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since BP's massive oil spill. The Bureau of Ocean Ener...

Youth and the America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Getting young people outside and enthusiastic about the outdoors is a major priority of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative that deserves elevated attention.

Western Counties Plot Challenge To Salazar's 'Wild Lands' Policy

The New York Times | PHIL TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Utah and Wyoming counties are considering a legal challenge to an Interior Department policy ordering field personnel to inventory roadless lands and ...

John Salazar, Scott Tipton Rematch?

The Durango Herald | Tamar Hallerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, said Wednesday that he is considering a 2012 rematch against Scott Tipton to win back the House seat ...

Obama Moves To Cut Oil Industry Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama will propose nixing around $36.5 billion a year in oil and gas company subsidies and tax breaks in his new budget, set to be released ...

Ken Salazar, Western Governors Meet In Denver To Discuss Wolves

AP | BEN NEARY and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and three governors on Monday discussed crafting ...

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...

Ken Salazar: Secretary Skipping State Of The Union

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will not attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The admin...

Oil Shale's Insatiable Demand for Water Will Impact Western Way of Life

Wayne Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Pollard

For generations my family has ranched in northwest Colorado, raising cattle and producing crops. Our lives would of course be much different if not for one critical resource: clean, plentiful water.

A Gift of Wilderness

Mike Matz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Matz

The revised approach to the largest segment of our public lands will give us the chance to make sure our children can enjoy clean water, scenic views and recreational activities.

Ken Salazar Says He'll 'Fully Consider' Congressional Input On Fracking Regulations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior Secretary and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar this week vowed to 'fully consider' congressional input as his department decides whether ...

A Fan's Notes (The Sequel)

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Matt Farmer

Salazar and Locke should definitely take a page from the playbook of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. As the guy who once ran Chicago's schools, Duncan knows we're a nation of dummies.

National Mall Slated for Major Restoration After Getting A 'C'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The National Mall got a "C grade" Tuesday from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as he signed a plan to restore what he called "the fr...

Facing The Prospect Of Extinction, Polar Bears Deserve More From Salazar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the Center for Biological Diversity's Kassie Siegel: The future of the mighty polar bear, the world's largest bear and one of the planet's most ...

Interior Announces Restoration Of Wilderness Rules For Public Lands

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) DENVER (AP) -- The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once aga...

Ken Salazar Announces Plan To Set Up Solar Energy Zones On Colorado Public Lands

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

Secretary of the Interior and former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Thursday announced a plan that proposes "Solar En...