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Ken Salazar

Grouse Decision Relieves Energy Groups

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. � An Interior Department announcement Friday that it won't list sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species opens the way for ...

Is Bill Barrett Corp's Massive Lobbying Spree Aimed at Interior Secretary Ken Salazar?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the fall of 2008, the outgoing Bush administration gave the oil and gas industry a parting gift that now threatens to destroy the Roan Plateau in Colorado, an area known for its stunning vistas.

Ken Salazar: New Utah Monuments Not A Hidden Agenda

Salt Lake Tribune | Thomas Burr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Washington -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a Senate committee Wednesday that there is no "hidden federal agenda" to unilaterally designate nati...

Bill Barrett Corp's Sweet Deal to Drill the Rocky Mountains

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A few years ago, the Bush administration undertook a process through the Bureau of Land Management to make land like the Roan in Colorado and other large swaths in Utah available for drilling.

Pinedale, Wyoming Mulls Tighter Regulations In Face Of

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Drilling rigs on the horizon underscore that cattle ranching and tourism no longer drive the economy in this picturesque town a...

Sam Hamilton, FIsh And Wildlife Chief, Dies While Skiing In Colorado

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The director of the Fish and Wildlife Service died Saturday after suffering chest pains while skiing in Colorado. Sam Hamilton was ...

Interior Department Leaks Memos Indicating Possible Creation Of New Protected Areas In Colorado

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

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President Obama's Colorado Visit Comes As Dems Losing Grip On Gains In West

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — President Barack Obama rallied behind Colorado's junior senator and his entire reeling party Thursday, portraying Democrats as the lead...

Michael Bennet, Betsy Markey Scheduled To Benefit From Lobbyist's Fundraisers

Party Time Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Louis Dupart, a lobbyist who has successfully sought earmarks from Colorado politicians, will host a fundraising breakfast on Feb. 24 for Sen. Michae...

Ken Salazar Oil Lease Plan To Be 'More Measured' In 2010

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Concerns and conflict over the first round of federal oil shale leases in the Rockies have made the government more deliberate in the s...

Michael Bennet Poll: Colorado Senator Trails Jane Norton by 14% In Reelection Bid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rasmussen released the results of a new Colorado Senate poll Friday, and the news is particularly bad for incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. Accordin...

It's All Ancient History... Or Is It?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A new book from the Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy presents an overarching vista of the Hispanic culture on American soil that predates the Mayflower's landing at Plymouth Rock.

Feds: No Snakes On A Plane

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Federal officials want to keep nine kinds of constrictor snakes out of the United States, saying they belong to invasive...

Colorado River Rules Being Reconsidered By CU Lawyers

Big Green Boulder | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

How do you solve a problem that nearly everyone knows exists, but no one will talk about? Or at least no one with any political power will talk about?...

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...

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?

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...