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US Blocks Drilling At 60 Sites In Utah -- Approval Process Under Bush "Mishandled"

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that oil and gas drilling will be permitted on some of the Utah land parcels near nati...

Keeping Green Energy Green

John Flicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Flicker

A huge victory for conservation was won on America's Sagebrush terrain out West this week. It marks a giant step toward restoring the role of sound science in managing public land.

6 Supreme Court Justices Attend Catholic Service Red Mass; Cardinal Pleads For Rights Of Unborn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An American cardinal on Sunday issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at a church service that included Vice President Joe Bide...

Wild Horse Round-Up Okay'd After Lawsuit

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is going forward with a contentious plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada. ...

Ken Salazar To Release Water Into Grand Canyon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior secretary Ken Salazar is calling for the Colorado River to be flooded in order protect habitats and archeological sites in the grand canyon. ...

Are Feds Targeting Environmentalist For Opposing Oil Leases?

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government has acknowledged it never prosecuted anyone who failed to pay a bid for drilling rights in Utah until a ...

Ed Perlmutter Announces He Won't Run For Governor

Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter this morning said he would not run for governor, clearing another potential candidate from the Democratic field as the party a...

Wild Horse Activists Fly Banner Calling Salazar "Slaughter Czar"

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Wild horse advocates tried to challenge a federal relocation proposal by flying a banner over Denver this afternoon that called Interior Secretary K...

Rasmussen: Hickenlooper May Be Democrats' Strongest Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While the prospect of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar running for Governor of Colorado has the state's Democrats excited, a new Rasmussen poll may temp...

Ken Salazar Calls For Investigation Into Bush-Era Polices

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called Tuesday for an investigation into last-minute changes made by the administration of Presi...

Cape Wind Project Faces Obstacle From Massachusetts Indian Tribes

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A decision made yesterday by the National Park Service may create a new hurdle for developers of a long-disputed proposal to build the nation's first ...

Michael Bennet Widens His Fund-Raising Lead With Another Million-Dollar Quarter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senator Michael Bennet became the lastof the major state-wide candidates to announce his third quarter fund-raising totals Tuesday. As expected, Benn...

Irreparable Damage: Senate Must Block OSM Nominee Pizarchik Today

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Given the irreparable damage of his mining record, Pizarchik's entrenched support of the coal industry suggests that the OSM would continue its decades-old tradition of lawlessness and betrayal of coalfield residents.

BioBlitz: An Answer to Government Inaction

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

With a lawsuit yesterday, and a petition today, we've begun actions for species across the nation to force Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to use our endangered species law.

Wild Horse Round Up Approved in Nevada By BLM

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management approved the removal of 2,500 wild horses from the range near Reno on Monday as opposition gro...

Three Reasons for Hope in Copenhagen

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

The requirement for the U.S. Congress to sign off on any document produced at Copenhagen for it to legally bind us to those agreements, is another reason why I'm hopeful.

Salazar: Oil Companies Like An Arm Of The Republican Party

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar lashed out at the oil and gas industry Tuesday, accusing some industry trade groups of acting like an ar...

BLM Postpones Wild Horse Roundup To Conduct Environmental Survey

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has postponed plans to round up about 185 wild horses from a western Utah herd. The agency ...

Salazar Cleans Up Bush-Era Cronyism in Dirty Oil-Shale Program

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Do we want energy development on our public lands to intensify global warming or a national energy policy that promotes technologies that are renewable and create four times jobs as fossil fuels?

Bill Ritter Retirement Announcement: 'Intensely Personal' Decision Will Free Him To Make 'Tough Decisions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Bill Ritter addressed the media Wednesday morning to officially announce that he would not be seeking a second term as Governor of Colora...

Bush-Era Interior Department Secretary Gale Norton Worked With Shell To

latimes.com | Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reporting from Washington - The Obama Interior Department is reviewing a decision made by the Bush administration in its final days that attempted to...

Tikkun Olam -- Choosing Between Two Candidates

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Ken Salazar, like Mike Miles, believed in "tikkun olam" (Hebrew for "saving the world"), but he also had great marketing. Lesson learned! But what about Bennet and Romanoff?

Ken Salazar Promises Concrete Procedural Reforms In Second Year As Interior Chief

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar started on the job a year ago pledging to clean up an agency hit by scandals and assailed by critics as ...

Salazar: the Grinch of Speciesville

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Salazar's latest Grinchy move was when he agreed that lynx dispersing from Colorado's southern mountains into New Mexico deserve protection, but, so sorry, they can't have it just yet.

Activists, Celebrities Oppose Plan To Round Up Thousands Of Horses With Helicopters

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SPARKS, Nev. — One of the most stirring symbols of the American West – mustangs thundering freely across the range – could be headin...