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Open Letter to Shakira: A Call for Hemispheric Unity

Melinda Gopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melinda Gopher

The Arizona immigration law is a symptom of a lack of accountability by the U.S. and Canada to indigenous people. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People changes that.

Ken Salazar Calls Gulf Coast Disaster A 'Grave Scenario' And 'Very Catastrophic' (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP/Huffington Post) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the potential environmental outlook for the Gulf Coast oil spill is "a very grave scenario...

Cape Wind Project: Everything You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After 9 years of federal review, the Obama administration has approved Cape Wind, the nation's first offshore wind farm which will be built in the Nan...

Bill Barrett Corp and the Halliburton Loophole Threaten Rockies

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The use of hydraulic fracturing to get at hard-to-reach hydrocarbon supplies has lots of folks wondering whether the next fossil fuel disaster might happen in the Rocky Mountains.

National Parks Vital to Preserving America's Great Outdoors

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We hope the Obama Administration makes national parks a cornerstone in any forward-thinking initiative on public lands.

Is Ken Salazar Trying to Soak Colorado Springs?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Did Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have some direct involvement in the exorbitant rates the Bureau of Reclamation wants to charge Colorado Springs for storing water in Pueblo Reservoir?

Frank Rich On Oil Spill: Obama Must Come Clean And Clean House

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In this 9/11, it's not just the future of the gulf coast, energy policy or his presidency that's in jeopardy. What's also being tarred daily by the gu...

Joe Barton Is the Republican Energy Policy

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taylor Marsh

The short take on Republican energy policy is sour and simple: let the birds die.

The Real Cost of Cape Wind

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I don't see how we can, in good conscience, oppose a project that could lead our country towards a greener economy and lifestyle.

Obama Falls Short on BP Oil Leak in Address

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

Breaking the current "fox-guarding-the-henhouse" regulatory structure is essential in meeting the President's laudable goal of creating a renewable energy-based economy.

Time to Clean House at Department of the Interior

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

52 days into the disaster, BP still hasn't done their job. Secretary Salazar hasn't done his, either.

Dan Froomkin

Government Raises Estimate Of Oil Flow To 20,000 To 40,000 Barrels A Day, More Or Less | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration has once again increased its estimate of the flow of oil from BP's blown-out well. Three different groups of scientists mak...

Silver Linings in the Muck

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William S. Becker

It seems insensitive to talk about silver linings in the middle of the life-killing oil spill in the Gulf. But in fact, there are a couple we should ...

Fire Ken Salazar

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taylor Marsh

Interior Sect. Ken Salazar isn't the only one to blame in this nightmare of incompetence, but he deserves to be the fall guy, because his lack of leadership at the Interior Dept. is the catalyst that exploded this ecological and economic nightmare.

BP Is Still Pointing Fingers -- Time for Us to Act

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sophie B. Hawkins

It was just before Earth Day 2010 when the when the BP disaster, a veritable "Chernobyl of the Ocean" and possibly the worst oil spill in human history, erupted.

Why Michael Bennet Will Win the Colorado Senate Race

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Andrew Romanoff will not win; newly appointed US Senator Michael Bennet will win his first race. Here's why.

Can Tom Peters Help Us Find Excellence In An America That Needs To Re-Set Its Thinking?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I don't see much evidence that those proposing ways to fix what isn't working about America understand what really needs to be done. My concern extends to the biggest "fix what's broken" manager America has: President Barack Obama.

Can Anyone Explain This Offshore Drilling Decision?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I'm completely confused by the decision on offshore drilling, or at least by its timing. I can only come up with a few plausible reasons the President would support this, but none make real sense to me. Here are some lines of logic that some may support...

Obama Says "Offshore It!" We're All For It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Once the president announced on Wednesday that he wanted to go ahead with expanded offshore drilling -- we were only too happy to point out what a wonderful thing this would be.

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Jason Linkins

Obama Announces Drilling Policy In Front Of Toyota Prius Of Fighter Planes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama, despite having previously supported a moratorium on offshore oil drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, has announced...

Gulf Oil Spill: Ken Salazar Faces Calls For His Resignation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is Ken Salazar the next head to roll, as a result of the gulf oil disaster? Last week, Elizabeth Birnbaum quit under pressure as head of the Interior ...

Our Generation Screwed Over by Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

The millennial generation so inspired by Obama to vote in record numbers has the most to lose from the expansion of drilling.

Obama Oil Drilling Plan: East Coast, Alaska Waters Could Open For Drilling

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to watch video of President Obama arguing against offshore drilling during his 2008 presidential campaign. (Washington/AP) Reversing a ba...

Obama, Salazar's Alleged Secret Plan For Vermillion Basin National Monument Draws Legislative Response

Denver Daily | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The debate over designating new national monuments across the West continues, despite guarantees by President Obama's administration that there is no ...