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Tag Archives: Department of the Interior

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, LGBTQ
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, Marijuana, 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, Marijuana, Politics
Utah senators thwart Interior nominee, mystery hold placed on Strickland

Utah senators thwart Interior nominee, mystery hold placed on Strickland

Now that Ken Salazar is a member of the Obama Administration, his former Republican Senate colleagues — with whom he frequently caucused — can dispatch with all that upper chamber nicey-nice. Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett are...

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April 21, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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