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Tag Archives: Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior blasted for not appealing WildEarth Guardians lawsuit

Colorado senators, Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Michael Bennet, joined Republican Rep. Scott Tipton last week in writing a letter to the Department of the […]...

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July 13, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Endangered Species Act settlement deal could break listing logjam

A federal judge late last week signed off on a deal struck between the WildEarth Guardians environmental group and the U.S. Department of the Interior that would compel the federal government to reach final Endangered Species Act listing decisions on...

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September 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Ken Salazar releases It Gets Better video

Inspired by the numerous videos that have already been created as a part of the anti-suicide and anti-bullying public awareness campaign “It Gets Better,” federal government employees from the National Parks Service, U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies have launched...

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September 7, 2011 Center Well
Perlmutter calls Ritter decision ‘nightmare for Republican Party’

Perlmutter calls Ritter decision ‘nightmare for Republican Party’

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, mentioned early and often as a potential Democratic replacement for Gov. Bill Ritter — who announced Wednesday morning he won’t seek […]...

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January 6, 2010 Blog, Politics
Lamborn wants to force Salazar’s hand on oil shale with PIONEER Act

Lamborn wants to force Salazar’s hand on oil shale with PIONEER Act

Republican Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn recently introduced a bill that would reinstate the Bush administration’s midnight oil shale leasing regulations that were quickly reversed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in the first month’s of the Obama administration. Besides winning the award...

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June 7, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Salazar’s Interior Dept. stimulating work projects, job growth

Salazar’s Interior Dept. stimulating work projects, job growth

Ken Salazar's Department of the Interior has allotted $86.2 million in federal stimulus funds to Colorado so far, $14.6 million of which is going to Four Corners' Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa plans to spend the money in part...

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May 20, 2009 Blog, Politics
Salazar rips ‘bitter obstructionism’ as GOP senators reject Interior deputy

Salazar rips ‘bitter obstructionism’ as GOP senators reject Interior deputy

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar blasted Republican senators Wednesday for voting down his pick for deputy secretary. The Senate's 57-39 vote fell three votes shy of the 60 votes required to thwart a threatened Republican filibuster against the nomination of David...

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May 13, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Bennet, Udall back guns-in-parks rider to credit card reform bill

Bennet, Udall back guns-in-parks rider to credit card reform bill

A poison pill amendment to simultaneously weaken a consumer-friendly credit card reform bill and reverse a hold on a controversial Bush Administration rule to allow concealed guns in national parks won U.S. Senate approval late Tuesday. Colorado Democratic...

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May 12, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
‘We’re cleaning up the mess,’ Salazar tells Daily Show’s Stewart

‘We’re cleaning up the mess,’ Salazar tells Daily Show’s Stewart

Bearing his signature bolo tie and hat, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar traded quips with Jon Stewart in a jovial but news-free interview Thursday night on The Daily Show. "We're cleaning up the mess" left by the...

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May 8, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Salazar and his Stetson to appear on ‘The Daily Show’

Salazar and his Stetson to appear on ‘The Daily Show’

Will he cowboy up or not? Interior Sec. Ken Salazar is set to appear on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" for one-on-one interview Thursday. ...

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May 6, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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