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  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Continues Fight Against Closure

    10/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | Julie Cheever
    As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The oyster farm and owner Kevin Lunny asked an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision in which a smaller panel of the court ruled against the company by a 2 to 1 vote in September. In that ruling, the smaller panel upheld a federal trial judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the oyster harvesting to continue...
  • Senate votes 87-11 to confirm Sally Jewell as secretary of the Interior

    04/10/2013 3:21:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/10/13 | Ben Geman and Ramsey Cox
    The Senate approved Sally Jewell to be the next Interior Secretary on Wednesday, placing her atop an agency at the center of intense political battles over energy throughout President Obama’s tenure. Lawmakers voted 87-11 to approve Jewell to run the department that oversees conservation, recreation, oil-and-gas drilling and other uses on vast swaths of federal land. Eleven Republicans opposed her nomination. “Sally knows that business and environment both benefit when we are committed to protecting our national parks and national treasures,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said. Jewell, who lives in Seattle, is the head of outdoor gear giant REI, Inc....
  • The Interior Secretary’s $222,000 Bathroom

    01/16/2013 9:09:56 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jonathan Karl
    Maybe the Pentagon’s legendary $600 toilet seat was a bargain. The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if you’re going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the “vintage tissue holder” was cheap: just $65 bucks. The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bush’s Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, but is only now coming to light, thanks to the dogged reporting by...
  • Is Secretary Salazar Above the Law?

    03/02/2011 9:19:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 2, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar appears today before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He will hopefully answer questions about his refusal to allow deepwater drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico, despite a federal judge twice ruling that the moratorium is illegal. The BP oil spill was a disaster, but not as big of a disaster as the moratorium that followed. The granting of exactly one drilling permit to Noble Energy this week underscores just how cynical and politicized Salazar's response has been. Last week, Salazar said that he would not bow to "political pressure" to restart...
  • Stewart Udall, interior secretary in '60s, dies

    03/20/2010 2:05:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 20, 2010 | Vicki Allen
    Stewart Udall, interior secretary for presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson and a member of a major Democratic political family, has died at age 90, his family said on Saturday.
  • Interior Secretary Gail Norton Resigns

    03/10/2006 9:41:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 129 replies · 7,522+ views
    Fox News | 3/10/06
    No warning. Just resigned. No further details.
  • Tentative pact on Colorado River

    01/07/2006 8:52:09 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 492+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/07/2006 | Joe Baird
    Compromise: The accord would divvy up the basin's water during dry years Representatives of the seven Colorado River Basin states announced Friday they have reached a tentative agreement about how the river will be managed during water shortages. The deal culminates a year of sometimes stormy negotiations between upper basin states Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, plus California, Arizona and Nevada in the lower basin over how the river's precious resource should be shared. The stakes are enormous. Interior Secretary Gale Norton late in 2004 gave the seven basin states until February to submit a joint proposal for an...