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Hechler's Wake Up Call to Greens and Liberals: Big Coal Denial Calls for Hellraisers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Tragic lessons in history remind us that the coal crisis and its deniers call for more hellraisers, not compromise.

The Rest of the Story

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Off the front pages, last year's election is having some wonderful environmental results, and we're making real progress.

Let Them Eat Coal Ash: OSM Nominee Pizarchik Must Be Stopped Now

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The Obama's administration's OSM nomination of Pizarchik, the seemingly good-natured and well-meaning Pennsylvania Director of the Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, is a colossal error.

Luke Korkowski Becomes Fourth Candidate For Republican Senate Nomination

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Crested Butte attorney Luke Korkowski has become the fourth Republican to throw his hat into the increasingly crowded U.S. Senate primary ring. Korko...

Why We Need a Bold Vision for Preserving Our Wilderness

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Places I viewed as symbols of this so-called Promised Land have disappeared into clear cuts, drilling fields, and open-pit mines. What do our children inherit from this irretrievable loss? Pictures of how it used to be?

Cleaning Up After Clementine

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Mining's had a century-and-a-half exemption from having to keep up with environmental standards. Now Interior Secretary Salazar has announced that he wants reform.

Behind The Scenes With Obama's Cabinet (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Cabinet members: they're more than just bureaucratic figureheads. They will also paint your house, fertilize your lawn and serve you lunch, as reveale...

Wind Power Finally Getting Its Due

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Business is booming in the wind energy sector, and you know who is most keenly aware of that? America's governors.

Ken Salazar's Department Makeover: Addressing Climate, Bush Shortcuts | MIKE ALLEN & CRAIG GORDON | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At the same time Salazar is working on those internal issues, he is also at the forefront of Obama's agenda for energy and climate change, which is no...

Ken Salazar Tours Everglades In Airboat To Learn About Invasive Species (PHOTO)

Getty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EVERGLADES, FL - MAY 28: United States Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Florida Governor Charlie Cr...

An Arctic Agenda for Secretary Salazar

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Here's what the President and Sec. Salazar can do to make a decisive break from the "drill here, drill now" policies of the Bush administration and show Americans a new day has dawned in the Arctic.

Filbusters and Holds Have No Place on Confirmations

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

Holds are inherently undemocratic. The filibuster was never meant to be used for such purposes. And it is time for the United States Senate to mend its ways.

Dear Mr. President: Declare August 3rd as Armistice Day in the Appalachian Coalfields

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Mountaintop removal is an immoral crime against nature and our citizenry, and it must be abolished, not regulated.

Wanton Predator?

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Gordon

The Obama Administration's abandonment of two vital keystone species to a handful of irresponsible killers makes it hard to choose between appalling and outrageous.

Obama Official Ken Salazar Going On The "Daily Show"

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Thursday Salazar will be a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," which is like playing with fire for politicians. Some emerge unscathed, whil...

Green News Report - April 28, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Swine flu protection, nuthin' but pork, said the Republicans; California's new fuel regulations threaten corn ethanol; Does ...

Federal Bailout Won't Make A Dent in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Problems

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.

Obama's First 100 Days of Coal: A Few Honest Words, Please

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Let's hope the next 100 days bring us a real green jobs package for the coalfields.

Mark Udall: High Noon in the Senate

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

Sen. Mark Udall appears poised to play a key role in shaping the eco-politics of the 21st century.

Secretary Salazar: The Everyman of Obama's Cabinet

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Salazar has up to $200,000 in outstanding debt, a sharp contrast to the many millionaires serving in Obama's cabinet and on his senior staff.

Salazar Wants To Bring Back A Teddy Roosevelt-Style Youth Conservation Corps (VIDEO)

Energy Collective | Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm not sure if EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson or Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have ever dreamt of being rock stars. If so, their dreams alm...

DOJ Defends Bush Law Permitting Concealed Weapons In Parks

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks,...

Guns In National Parks: Government Documents Show Bush Administration Warned About Ignoring Law

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

A last-minute rule adopted by the Bush administration after the election forces states to allow loaded, concealed weapons in National Park lands within their borders regardless of state law.

A Victory for America's Land

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

The Interior Secretary has announced that he is canceling all 77 contested leases surrounding some of Utah's most stunning national parks. This redrock wilderness can now remain part of our natural heritage.

Sam Stein

Interior Secretary Salazar Joins Press Corps For Day (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After getting a bit of hard questioning from reporters, newly minted Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to join the opposition. Salazar took abou...