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New Arctic Drilling Suspended: No New Permits Until 2011

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is suspending proposed exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says in a...

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.

Jason Linkins

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts Ken Salazar's 'TMI' Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Whenever there is a crisis, like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, people want to see their elected officials and appointed agency heads out there, in ...

Green News Report -- May 25, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New Rules for...

Purge the Foxes in the Henhouse: Fire the Industry Friendly Bush Appointees Still Defending Industries Instead of Americans

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The American people put Obama into office because he offered change. At the least, he should be clearing out the worst dregs of the Bush appointees and he should do it very fast and soon.

Interior Department IG Report: Regulators Accepted Oil-Company Gifts, Lunches, Sports Tickets

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down for the report The government regulator with oversight of offshore drilling allowed industry officials to fill in their own inspection re...

Offshore Drilling Regulators Let Oil Companies Fill Out Their Own Inspection Reports

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators responsible for oversight of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico allowed industry officials several years ago to fill in t...

Financial Reform: "Too Small to Succeed"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

We need to understand that "regulatory capture" has become a way of life in Washington. The current reforms don't go nearly far enough.

[BP]resident Obama: Where Does BP Begin and Obama End?

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

What was so unsettling in the Gulf was that when I was down there I couldn't tell where President Obama began and BP ended.

New Quarters: National Parks, Forest On 5 New Designs Unveiled By US Mint

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The U.S. Mint has unveiled design of new quarters featuring four national parks and a national forest. Interior Secretary Ken Sal...

BP: Mile-Long Tube Collecting Less Oil Than Before; Obama Administration Officials Dispatched To Gulf

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BARATARIA BAY, La. — As officials approached to survey the damage the Gulf oil spill caused in coastal marshes, some brown pelicans couldn't fly...

Laying Bare the Myth of "The Left"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Many "progressive" institutions are not principled at all -- sadly, lots of them are just propagandists for Democrats, regardless of what Democrats do.

Salazar a Flop as Mr. Fix-It

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Ken Salazar's stock has fallen even more with me since he became Interior Secretary. Two recent actions illustrate why.

Minerals Management Service To Be Divided Into 3 Parts

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved on Wednesday to abolish the beleaguered agency that oversees offshore drilling and replace it with t...

Green News Report -- May 18, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil, Oil, Tar...

Gulf Oil Spill: Criticism Comes To The Obama Administration

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Last week, it was oil executives who faced the wrath of lawmakers eager to find blame for the massive oil spill spreading in the G...

Chris Oynes, MMS Official, To Step Down In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chrys Oynes, the associate director of Offshore Energy and Minerals Management at the Minerals Management Service will retire May 31, reports The Wash...

Michael Bennet Caucus Expectations Mitigated By DSCC

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

National Democrats want you to know that, even if Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) loses in Colorado's precinct caucucses today, everything is going to b...

Administration Writes BP Demanding Confirmation US Taxpayers Not Liable

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Janet Napolitano and Ken Salazar have written the following letter to BP demanding clarification of whether the company intends to cover damages above its $75 million cap.

Colorado LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It may be a rough weekend for some Colorado newsmakers who suffered through some painful weeks. Below, check out the Colorado Losers of the Week, and...

Andrew Romanoff, Michael Bennet Support Divided Along Racial Lines

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the third installment of a series of polls on Colorado political races, Public Policy Polling (PPP) released the results of a survey analyzing head...

Colorado Is the New Energy Frontier

Michael Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bowman

Colorado is emerging as an international player in the next great technological and industrial revolution.

Michael Bennet In Dead Heat With Jane Norton: Public Policy Polling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Colorado Senator Michael Bennet tied in his reelection bid with likely Republican opponent Jane Norton, wi...

Salazar Urges Splitting Up Regulatory Agency After Rampant Corruption Found At Denver Office

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to split up an Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, as part of its res...

Minerals Management Service Split: Salazar Urges Dividing Interior Department Agency

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to split up an Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, as part of its res...