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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 Cause: BP Tells Feds Key Areas Probed, Says There Were 'Combination Of Failures'

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Marking five disastrous weeks, BP readied yet another attempt to slow the oil gushing into the Gulf on Tuesday as a federal report ...

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.

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...

Feds: Oil Shale Drilling "Not Ready For Prime Time"

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Petroleum companies' plans to tap the Rocky Mountains' abundant oil shale reserves are "not ready for prime time," a senior leg...

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...

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.

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.

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...