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BP says accounting error led to $5.2 million fine for work...

A BP America spokeswoman Wednesday called a $5.2 million fine levied by the federal government for inaccurate reporting of natural gas royalties in Colorado...

Calls for Salazar’s head coming from both left and right

You know you’re having a bad month or two at the office when the calls for your head are coming from both the left...

Coffman, Colorado GOP clamor for environmental protection after blasting Salazar for...

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s scathing attack on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday at a House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sounded a little like a jewel thief berating the cops for not catching him sooner.

Sportsmen to run ad challenging Salazar to be the next Teddy...

In a print ad set to run in the Denver Post Thursday, a coalition of hunters and anglers called “Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development...

Former federal, state officials ask Salazar to step up energy reforms

A group of 60 former state and federal regulators who previously oversaw energy extraction on public lands fired off a letter to Secretary of...

‘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 Bush administration, the former Colorado senator told Stewart, acknowledging "maybe it's quite a mess."

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.

Salazar lays down law on Interior scandals

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar wants the Justice Department to take another look into scandals at the Minerals Management Service with an eye to further criminal prosecution and plans to undertake a "fundamental restructuring of the MMS royalty program," which last year reaped $23.4 billion from oil and gas companies that drill on public land. Salazar, the former Democratic senator named recently to the Obama Cabinet, announced his plans for MMS Thursday afternoon after meeting with the agency's employees in Lakewood.

Salazar travels to Lakewood Thursday to announce strict ethics policy reform

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday he plans to visit Lakewood on Thursday with a message of sweeping reform for the Department, which he said has been "tarnished by ethical lapses and criminal behavior that has extended to the highest levels of government." In scathing remarks delivered at the White House, the former senior senator from Colorado said he plans to meet with federal employees at the Minerals Management Service (MMS), the agency that collects billions of dollars for the federal government from oil and gas companies that drill on public land. Salazar said he would make it clear he "will no longer tolerate" the "ethical transgressions" that led to last summer's MMS "scandal involving sex, drugs, and inappropriate gifts from oil and gas companies."

Watchdog group names Colorado’s top 10 public ethical scandals of 2008

The watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch (CEW) this week unveiled its annual list of the top 10 ethics scandals involving public officials throughout the state in 2008. There was no shortage of civic shenanigans this year.
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