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Wolves in Danger: Speak Out Today

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, a bill to protect consumers and animals by requiring all garments containing animal fur to be accurately labeled by species and country of origin.

Report: Obama Should Increase Offshore Drilling Inspectors And Stiffen Penalties

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration should sharply increase the number of offshore drilling inspectors, conduct more surprise inspections and ...

Bennet-Buck Race Seen As Referendum On Obama Policies On Environment, Public Land

The New York Times | SCOTT STREATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tea party politics has caught fire in Colorado, where Sen. Michael Bennet (D), the Democratic successor to former senator and now-Interior Secretary K...

U.S. Wind Power Projects Get Huge Gust From Feds

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vowed Tuesday to spur offshore wind projects in the Atlantic Ocean by expediting permits and identif...

BP: Busy Promoting a Culture of Recklessness

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We simply cannot continue approving permits that are rife with false claims such as support from experts who have long since passed away or environmental impact reports on animals that don't even reside in the region.

Protecting The Wild West

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ordering federal land managers to consider conservation as the primary focus of some 27 million a...

A Green Victory in Richmond, California

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

The recent elections were a setback for national environmental advocates. But for a small city near San Francisco, it demonstrated that poor communities can still control their shorelines and, perhaps, their own destinies.

White House Misleadingly Altered Offshore Drilling Report

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The oil spill that damaged the Gulf of Mexico's reefs and wetlands is also threatening to stain the Obama administration's reputati...

Congratulations, America. You Passed Wind.

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

For some, it was with a sense of relief that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar passed Cape Wind. For others, it was the latest in a drama that has lasted nearly a decade. Either way, this is a story that blows.

A Recommitment to the Outdoors Is Necessary for Our Kids and the Environment

Barbara O’Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barbara O’Brien

We have a shared responsibility to serve as role models and mentors for our children and future generations, and as stewards of Colorado's breathtaking landscapes and waterways.

Jason Linkins

Wrong Salazar Attacked In Ad: Which One Is Which?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over in Colorado, an anti-abortion organization is really mad at Ken Salazar. However, I'm projecting that Ken Salazar has a 100 percent chance of retaining his seat, because Ken Salazar is the Secretary of the Interior.

Interior Department Documents Reveal Plans To Protect Enormous Amounts Of Land In The West

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Broad swaths of western land, equivalent to the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined, should be considered "treasured lands" and managed without rega...

Obama and Oil Drilling: How Can You Be Sure?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.

Americans United for Life Hist Wrong Salazar In Attack Ad

AP | Jessica Brady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A political advertisement that takes aim at Colorado U.S. Rep. John Salazar is slightly off the mark: It names the wrong...

Feds Announce New, Tougher Offshore Drilling Rules

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday imposed new rules to make offshore drilling safer, but said it was not yet ready to lift a tem...

Bill Barret Company Gets OK To Drill UNDERNEATH Protected Land

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — An energy company received federal approval Thursday to take natural gas from a largely untouched, picturesque region of Utah b...

Lame Duck Senate Worries

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While most incoming members of Congress will get sworn in on the traditional timeline, there are a handful who will be sworn in immediately. This could alter the balance of power between the parties for the "lame duck" session.

Enviros Outraged After New Mexico BLM Chief Leaves To Head Oil And Gas Group

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Several environmental groups are crying foul over the recent hire of a former Bureau of Land Management official as the presiden...

Wife Of Oil Tycoon Helps Save 174 Wild Horses From Slaughter

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RENO, Nev. — With the financial backing of a California winery owner, activists on Saturday purchased almost all 174 horses up for sale at a sta...

Speak Up for Wild Horses; Send a Letter via Pony Express

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of you have contacted the federal Bureau of Land Management, encouraging the agency to impose an immediate ...

Frank Rich: General McChrystal And The 36 Hours That Shook Washington

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once made the top commander in Afghanistan, the general was kept on long past his expiration date. He should have been cashiered after he took his fir...

Deepwater Drilling Ban Costs 23,000 Oil Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico costs at least 23,000 jobs, according to a federal document th...

U.S. Looking At Ending Deepwater Drilling Moratorium

AP | CHRIS KAHN, DINA CAPPIELLO and HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to...

Obama Oil Spill Failure: How The President Failed To Crack Down On MMS, BP

Rolling Stone Politics | Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White ...

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...