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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Former Interior Secretary: Build The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built. Salazar said at ...

Federal Judge Rules Against California Company In Landmark Case

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

In what may be a final blow to California's only oyster cannery, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that terminated the historic farm's lease in ...

Sequestering the Parks

Mike Smith | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Mike Smith

If sequestration is not stopped, grand bargain or not, we are likely to lose critical park resources and ecosystems are not protected while we wait.

As Salazar Retires From Interior, Friends And Foes Reflect

The Colorado Independent | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Like any good — or bad — Secretary of the Interior, Colorado’s Ken Salazar will leave Washing...

Make Room for Latinos in the Cabinet

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

Yet in the midst of wonderful inaugural events spiced with Latino sabor, an underlying concern emerged -- what future will America see if we have zero Latinos serving in the Cabinet?

U.S. BLM Emphasizing 'Compassion And Concern' For Wild Horses

AP | SCOTT SONNER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver

RENO, Nev. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal land...

Secretary Salazar -- A Legacy of Land Conservation

Mark Starr | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Secretary Ken Salazar has announced his retirement, bringing an end to his tenure at the Interior Department. I'm grateful to Secretary Salazar for his leadership in conserving America's lands and for protecting special places that pay tribute to our military heritage.

Top Official Apologizes For Threat

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized Wednesday for threatening to punch a Colorado reporter who asked him about p...

Salazar: Outdoor Recreation Has Provided An Economic Boost

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Thursday that even during the Great Recession, growth in the outdoor recreation indus...

Salazar Gives Natural Gas Project A Go

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the approval of a major natural gas drilling project in Utah that the Obama...

Businesses in New Orleans to Benefit From Lafitte Greenway Traffic

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business
Susan Buchanan

Architect Daniel Samuels, who served as FOLC's president from 2006 to 2008, said the concept dates to the 1970s and re-emerged after Katrina as a strategy to stimulate investment in storm-damaged neighborhoods.

Secretary Salazar Tells Us About Fracking

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.03.2012 | Denver

Colorado College's 2012 State of the Rockies conference featured Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the USGS Dr. Marcia McNutt, bot...

PHOTOS: The Newest National Historic Landmarks Are...

Posted 03.07.2012 | Travel

Ken Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior, announced the designation on Tuesday of 13 new historic landmarks in 9 different states. In a press rel...

Lucia Graves

Federal Fracking Regulations In Draft Report Would Require Disclosure Of Chemical Fluids

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Natural gas drillers would be required to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" on public lands, accordi...

Lucia Graves

Obama Takes To Nevada And Colorado To Talk Energy, Expanding Drilling In The Gulf

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will double down on his "all-of-the-above" energy strategy on Thursday when he announces the Interior Department'...

Obama Administration Boosts Renewables On Both Coasts

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration moved Tuesday to boost renewable energy on both coasts, approving onshore solar and wind farms in the West and ...

Tribal Land Rule Changes Could Bring New Wind, Energy Projects

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

Washington — Ahead of a meeting Friday between President Barack Obama and hundreds of Native American leaders, the administration unveiled new r...

Jordan Howard

Obama To Expand Drilling Off Alaska, In Gulf

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced its five-year offshore drilling plan, which includes an emphasis on drilling in the Gulf ...

Over 150 Wolves Shot Since August In Northern Rockies

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

PASADENA, Calif. — Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court Tuesday seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the N...

Solar Has Bright Prospects Throughout The West

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Federal officials are refining their plan for speeding up solar energy development in zones of public lands in six western states, afte...

Drill, Anadarko, Drill: Utah Project Gets OK From Secretary Salazar

AP | JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 08.09.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal officials announced Thursday that drilling could soon begin on a natural gas project in eastern Utah that could include...

Obama For America Picks A Hispanic Woman From Denver To Be National Political Director

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.09.2011 | Denver

President Barack Obama's re-election team has chosen Katherine Archuleta of Denver to be his national political director. The campaign told CNN that A...

Preserving the Colorado River

Al Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Al Tucker

Interior Secretary Salazar recently met with seven western states to discuss the ongoing issues plaguing the Colorado River. It is critical that we collaborate to sustain this river.

Facing The Prospect Of Extinction, Polar Bears Deserve More From Salazar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the Center for Biological Diversity's Kassie Siegel: The future of the mighty polar bear, the world's largest bear and one of the planet's most ...

Endangered Alaskan Oil Spills Safe

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

"What is it, Yogi?" "Hey hey hey - it's an oil company on its way to drill off the Alaskan coast." "And they call me Boo-Boo." WASHINGTON - The O...