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Obama White House Defends Itself Against James Carville's Oil Spill Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The White House defended itself against James Carville's scathing criticism of the federal response to the BP oil spill Friday. During an Air Force O...

Only Transparency Can Permanently Fix the Mess at the MMS

Karin Lissakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Lissakers

The way to clean up the mess in the Interior Department and in our waters is to shine enough light to make dealings between industry and government transparent to all of us.

Oil Spill: 5 New Rules and Regulations for Talking About BP Disaster

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Automatically blaming Halliburton every time you hear of a preventable fatal tragedy due to cutting corners and saving money or a rape cover-up is not paranoia or a knee-jerk reaction. It is a statistical probability.

Obama to BP: "Disperse!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

High on that list of new actions to deal with the oil-spill crisis, according to well-placed sources, is a plan to drop hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical dispersant on senior BP executives.

Separating Enforcement From Permission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Granting permission to an industry, and enforcing laws and regulations for that same industry are two diametrically-opposed functions. There is no reason they should be handled by the same agency -- no matter what industry we're talking about.

Jason Linkins

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts Ken Salazar's 'TMI' Moment | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Whenever there is a crisis, like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, people want to see their elected officials and appointed agency heads out there, in ...

Green News Report -- May 25, 2010 (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: New Rules for ...

Purge the Foxes in the Henhouse: Fire the Industry Friendly Bush Appointees Still Defending Industries Instead of Americans

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The American people put Obama into office because he offered change. At the least, he should be clearing out the worst dregs of the Bush appointees and he should do it very fast and soon.

Interior Department IG Report: Regulators Accepted Oil-Company Gifts, Lunches, Sports Tickets

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down for the report The government regulator with oversight of offshore drilling allowed industry officials to fill in their own inspection re...

Offshore Drilling Regulators Let Oil Companies Fill Out Their Own Inspection Reports

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators responsible for oversight of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico allowed industry officials several years ago to fill in t...

Financial Reform: "Too Small to Succeed"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

We need to understand that "regulatory capture" has become a way of life in Washington. The current reforms don't go nearly far enough.

[BP]resident Obama: Where Does BP Begin and Obama End?

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

What was so unsettling in the Gulf was that when I was down there I couldn't tell where President Obama began and BP ended.

Laying Bare the Myth of "The Left"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Many "progressive" institutions are not principled at all -- sadly, lots of them are just propagandists for Democrats, regardless of what Democrats do.

Salazar a Flop as Mr. Fix-It

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Ken Salazar's stock has fallen even more with me since he became Interior Secretary. Two recent actions illustrate why.

Green News Report -- May 18, 2010 (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: Oil, Oil, Tarb...

Chris Oynes, MMS Official, To Step Down In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chrys Oynes, the associate director of Offshore Energy and Minerals Management at the Minerals Management Service will retire May 31, reports The Wash...

Michael Bennet Caucus Expectations Mitigated By DSCC

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

National Democrats want you to know that, even if Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) loses in Colorado's precinct caucucses today, everything is going to b...

Administration Writes BP Demanding Confirmation US Taxpayers Not Liable

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Janet Napolitano and Ken Salazar have written the following letter to BP demanding clarification of whether the company intends to cover damages above its $75 million cap.

Colorado LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It may be a rough weekend for some Colorado newsmakers who suffered through some painful weeks. Below, check out the Colorado Losers of the Week, and...

Andrew Romanoff, Michael Bennet Support Divided Along Racial Lines

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the third installment of a series of polls on Colorado political races, Public Policy Polling (PPP) released the results of a survey analyzing head...

Michael Bennet In Dead Heat With Jane Norton: Public Policy Polling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Colorado Senator Michael Bennet tied in his reelection bid with likely Republican opponent Jane Norton, wi...

Colorado Is the New Energy Frontier

Michael Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bowman

Colorado is emerging as an international player in the next great technological and industrial revolution.

Ken Salazar: New Utah Monuments Not A Hidden Agenda

Salt Lake Tribune | Thomas Burr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Washington -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a Senate committee Wednesday that there is no "hidden federal agenda" to unilaterally designate nati...

Is Bill Barrett Corp's Massive Lobbying Spree Aimed at Interior Secretary Ken Salazar?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the fall of 2008, the outgoing Bush administration gave the oil and gas industry a parting gift that now threatens to destroy the Roan Plateau in Colorado, an area known for its stunning vistas.

Bill Barrett Corp's Sweet Deal to Drill the Rocky Mountains

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A few years ago, the Bush administration undertook a process through the Bureau of Land Management to make land like the Roan in Colorado and other large swaths in Utah available for drilling.