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50 Years of Standing Up for Freedom

Larry Cox | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Larry Cox

Today millions across the Middle East and North Africa are using their voices to demand their rights and freedoms. In some ways the unfolding drama of the Arab Spring mirrors Amnesty International's story.

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was o...

Getting The Gulf Back to Work: Let's Remove Idle Oil Drilling Structures

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The more than 1,000 idle oil rigs and drilling structures in the Gulf of Mexico now provide us with a unique chance to create jobs and open up future economic opportunities throughout the Gulf region.

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...

Lucia Graves

Rep. Grijalva Compares BP's Atlantis Rig To Deepwater Horizon: 'Same Pathological Pattern' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the errors leading up to the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf come to light, parallels between the Deepwater Horizon and another offshore rig, BP'...

Lucia Graves

Watchdog To Salazar: Close BP's Atlantis Or Get Out Of The Way | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By allowing existing offshore drilling operations to continue despite his six-month ban of the practice, President Obama is ignoring numerous red flag...

Memo to W: Another Fine Mess You Got Us Into

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I know you and your fellow Republicans would like to have the American public blame Obama for the oil spill and any disasters that now occur. However, it's more complicated than that.

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.

The Cleanup Can't Stop at the Shore

Karin Lissakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Lissakers

The BP spill revealed the need for transparency in big oil's relationship with government. The Lugar-Cardin bill would require companies to report what they pay to access natural resources.

Interior Department Comes Out Strong (Rhetorically) on Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Interior doing its job by pledging to crack down on mountaintop removal? That's certainly welcome news. Aye, but there's a rub.

A Broken Promise Jeopardizes America's Wildlife Conservation Legacy

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Sec. Salazar's legal sleight of hand is in direct contrast to Obama's pledge to restore scientific integrity to decisions about endangered-species conservation.

Facing Coal Hard Facts at Interior Department

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

The Interior Department could -- and should -- have published proposed changes right away and proceeded straight to public input.

Salazar Won't Run For Governor; Says He'll Endorse Hickenlooper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a statement issued Thursday, Ken Salazar said he will not run for Governor, as had previously been speculated. The Interior Secretary said he will...

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...

The Unnoticed U.S. Senate Appointment

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

There is no question Michael Bennet is a highly-qualified individual who will bring many talents to the U.S. Senate. And there is no reason he could not be a great Senator.

Salazar at the Interior Department: So Much at Stake

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has to send a powerful signal that the era of unethical behavior and unchecked industry influence is over.