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  • Big Green imposes its agenda — with or without Congress

    11/13/2010 6:03:45 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 1 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/2010 | Ron Arnold
    DeFazio knew about Brown’s litigating timber sales when he hired her in Washington. He also hired extremist David Dreher as legislative aide in 2000, now with the Pew-funded Campaign for America’s Wilderness. DeFazio’s office is practically an incubator for radicals. On Election Day, DeFazio beat Robinson by 9 points. That took the monkey was off his back because it was not he but Salazar who had made those logging promises that won’t be kept. Because of lawyers like Brown. Some might say DeFazio is a walking Potemkin village. And Big Green’s most important product is still unemployment.
  • Salazar: Altered drilling report not intentional

    11/10/2010 4:19:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WECT ^ | 11/10/10
    Salazar: Altered drilling report not intentionalUpdated: Nov 10, 2010 4:08 PM EST WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - The Obama administration said Wednesday that its decision to implement a moratorium on offshore drilling was influenced by factors separate and apart from a report that some say was altered by the White House, and that the report in question was not an intentional attempt to mislead the public. Nine Republican members of Congress asked the Inspector General's Office to investigate the "30-Day Safety Report to the President," which was used to justify the Obama administration's six-month drilling moratorium. The congressmen complained that the...
  • CO-3: Media Calling Race for Tipton (R) (over John Salazar)

    11/02/2010 11:25:13 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 19 replies
    National Review Online Battle '10 ^ | 11/03/10 | Michael Sandoval
    Hearing reports that the race between Republican Scott Tipton and Democratic Rep. John Salazar has been called for Tipton, who leads by 11,000 votes with 92% of precincts reported.
  • Salazar and Catholic Social Teaching (1940)

    10/27/2010 2:29:29 PM PDT · by tesbassa
    Irish Press ^ | 02/21/1940
    “Encyclicals Basis Of Salazar Plan”Socialism does not raise the proletariat: it reduces all to proletarians and makes all just robots in an inhuman State machine, crushing out personality and destroying individual liberty, said Rev. P. J. Gannon, S.J., in the course of a paper on “Salazar and His Work,” at the second session of the Catholic Social Week, in the Mansion House, Dublin, last night. Portugal, he went on, had the honour of presenting them at the moment with the most successful attempts yet made to solve the problems which were troubling all people simultaneously and menacing their very civilisation....
  • O's new Gulf gambit

    10/14/2010 3:14:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2010 | Editorial
    Look -- it's an October Mini-Surprise! It's midterm-election time, the Democrats are cratering -- and Inte rior Secretary Ken Salazar this week announced that he's lifting the moratorium that the White House imposed on deepwater offshore-oil and gas drilling after the Gulf of Mexico spill. The move came six weeks earlier than expected, and followed the promulgation of some new safety rules said to ensure against future well blowouts. "I have decided that it is now appropriate to lift the suspension," said Salazar, adding: "We are open for business." And of course it's just a coincidence that there are US...
  • Obama Administration Lashes Out at Critics of 'One Nation' Rally Trashing of Nat'l Mall

    10/04/2010 3:18:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 135 replies
    Monday, October 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    National Park Service spokesman Bill Line has lashed out at conservative critics of the trashing of the National Mall by attendees of the leftist One Nation Working Together rally held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.The Park Service is part of the Interior Department which is headed up by Obama appointee, former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (Dem.-CO).Line spoke to the Daily Caller, in an unprecedented protest of coverage by the Caller and other conservative news sites and blogs that criticized the One Nation Rally for the large amounts of trash left at the Lincoln Memorial, the World...
  • John Salazar wins NRA endorsement

    09/16/2010 9:00:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | September 15, 2010 | Lynn Bartels
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Congressman John Salazar’s re-election bid, giving the Manassa Democrat an “A” rating. No word yet from the NRA on the number of other Dems the organization has endorsed this cycle and what its thoughts are on Tipton.
  • Administration Tries and Fails To Pull a Fast One (Drilling Moratorium)

    09/01/2010 2:26:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 1, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Having been enjoined by Judge Feldman (no relation) from trying to halt oil drilling based on inadequate scientific basis, the Administration's Secretary Salazar, tried to pull a fast one by simply issuing another moratorium. Judge Feldman has refused to play along: The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deepwater oil-drilling dealt the government another blow on Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman denied the government's request to throw out a suit challenging the drilling halt that had been filed by offshore-oil-service companies. Justice Department lawyers had argued the lawsuit was moot because the...
  • Scott Tipton Leads John Salazar in New CO-3 Poll

    08/24/2010 6:21:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | August 24, 2010 | Michael Sandoval
    Scott Tipton’s campaign released a commissioned poll that puts the Western Slope Republican ahead of Democratic Rep. John Salazar in a rematch of their 2006 battle, which Salazar won handily: Salazar has recently been the subject of scrutiny from legislation over a proposed land deal that involves his largest donor. Yesterday, NRO Campaign Spot’s Jim Geraghty listed Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District as a 50-50 pickup probability. The Cook Political Report lists Salazar’s seat as “leans Democratic” in a R+5 PVI district. Real Clear Politics also lists the race as leaning Democratic.
  • This time, Salazar brand is not so bankable

    08/19/2010 3:36:49 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 2 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 8/18/2010 | Rick Wagner
    Scott Tipton may have to get himself a good hunting dog if he’s going to track down John Salazar for many debates. Earlier in the week, Salazar’s camp wasn’t too sure if the congressman was going to be able to make the regular forum and debate at Club 20 here in Grand Junction, which is totally understandable since the gathering involves 20 counties in western Colorado and has only been scheduled for something like a year.... A leaked memorandum by the Bureau of Land Management indicates consideration to use the 1906 Antiquities Act to authorize executive action creating national monuments...
  • Democrat Congressman John Salazar's bill would help generous contributor

    08/15/2010 10:45:19 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 16 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 8/9/2010 | Gary Harmon
    A western Colorado land swap sought by U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., would eliminate what National Park Service officials termed a development threat to the Curecanti National Recreation Area. Salazar’s biggest individual campaign contributor, meanwhile, would get land that would allow him to complete assembly of his ranch in Gunnison County.
  • Salazar bill would help generous contributor

    08/08/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    gj sentinel ^ | August 7, 2010 | Gary Harmon
    A western Colorado land swap sought by U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., would eliminate what National Park Service officials termed a development threat to the Curecanti National Recreation Area. Salazar’s biggest individual campaign contributor, meanwhile, would get land that would allow him to complete assembly of his ranch in Gunnison County. At the heart of the measure is a land swap that would enlarge by 1,841 acres the Bear Ranch owned by William Koch and allow him to knit together disparate parts of his ranch tucked between Ragged Mountain and Paonia Reservoir. Koch and his family members have contributed $39,800...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Salazar Keeps Oil Drill Ban, For Now (Ken's on-the-job training still in progress)

    08/01/2010 9:08:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 9+ views
    CBS News ^ | 7/31/10
    AP EXCLUSIVE: Salazar Keeps Oil Drill Ban, For NowVisiting Oil Production Rigs, Salazar Says Deepwater Drilling Ban To Continue July 31, 2010 **SNIP** Salazar told the AP he believes the industry-wide moratorium imposed after BP's Gulf oil spill was the correct call. "I think we're in the right direction," he said, adding that the ultimate goal is to allow deepwater operations to resume safely. "We're not there yet," he said. "I've got a lot of questions about drilling safety," Salazar said. "I learned a lot about the different kinds of rigs out there - the different limitations in terms of...
  • Judge Grills Feds on Pulling Drilling Leases

    07/23/2010 1:13:31 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies · 1+ views
    A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah. A U.S. Justice Department lawyer maintained Salazar had good reason to cancel the leases - and that a lease isn't a lease until Salazar decides to issue one. Until the government decides to release a parcel for leasing, even after an auction, it doesn't have to do it, Tyler Welti argued. Those arguments seemed to leave U.S. District Judge Dee Benson less than satisfied during a two-hour hearing, the first in a lawsuit brought...
  • Americans for Prosperity rallies its troops ( Colorado : Salazar, Markey )

    07/20/2010 2:42:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    gjs ^ | July 20, 2010 | Gary Harmon
    Votes by U.S. Rep. John Salazar. D-Colo., on health care and the stimulus bill will get plenty of attention in the coming weeks from a squad of Grand Valley activists backed up by advertising critical of Salazar’s record. Americans for Prosperity, a non-partisan, free-enterprise, free-market organization, organized the meeting of about 80 people in the Museum of Western Colorado’s Whitman Educational Center to show them how to conduct phone banks and walk precincts in the coming weeks. The idea, Colorado Americans for Prosperity head Jeff Crank said, “is to simply educate people about John Salazar and show how he’s voted...
  • Above The Law-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar disregards the rule of law

    07/19/2010 4:46:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-19-10 | Rich Trzupek
    America’s growing antipathy to the Obama administration and its liberal policies continues to befuddle the progressive rank and file. The inherent goodness of the new nanny-state that the president is creating is so readily apparent to liberals that they are sure that the ever swelling surge of anger directed toward big government must be about something more sinister; latent racism, corporate conspiracies and Fox News are the most popular villains. Progressives don’t appear able to comprehend that conservatives and a growing number of independents aren’t just upset about what is being done, it’s the how it’s being done part that...
  • Energy Needs Left High And Dry

    07/15/2010 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: As the job-killing deepwater drilling ban continues offshore, our interior secretary defends an onshore ban imposed in Utah. If we could drill in places like that, maybe oil wouldn't be gushing a mile under the Gulf of Mexico. The 64-million-gallon question in the Gulf oil spill is why we were drilling 5,000 feet down in the first place. The administration line, as expressed by the president in his recent Oval Office speech, is that oil resources on land and just offshore are running out. The falsity of that claim can be seen in the battle over 77 oil...
  • White House: Revised drilling ban coming ‘in the next few days’

    07/01/2010 2:41:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2010 | Ben Geman
    The Interior Department is on the cusp of issuing a revised moratorium on deepwater oil-and-gas drilling to replace an earlier ban that a federal judge blocked last week, according to the White House and the Interior Department. Interior in late May issued the six-month ban on exploratory drilling in waters over 500 feet deep in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quickly pledged to impose a revised ban after the judge’s ruling. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that he expects the revised Interior Department drilling freeze to be issued...
  • Sec. Salazar Found! (Is there a de facto shallow water drilling moratorium?)

    06/30/2010 5:26:35 PM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/30/2010 | Connie Hair
    Last week, we reported here on HUMAN EVENTS the House oversight hearing postponement for testimony from Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The hearing that was postponed was designed to get answers from Salazar about the response (or more appropriately the lack thereof) of the executive branch to this oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico short of blaming everyone within pointing distance. I'm happy to report Salazar has been found! He is testifying as we speak before the House Natural Resources Committee in support of more legislation to regulate the oil and gas industry called the CLEAR Act....
  • Obama Quietly Moving on Immigration Reform

    06/28/2010 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    CNN via Ethiopian Review ^ | 6/28/2010 | CNN
    <p>Washington (CNN) - The President was scheduled to meet with grassroots leaders at 3:15 Monday afternoon to discuss immigration reform, a White House official confirms.</p> <p>Two sources outside the White House involved in the talks say immigration reform is definitely on the President's radar, and that Monday's closed-press meeting comes on the heels of a number of immigration movements that have been quietly percolating over the last 48 hours.</p>
  • Judicial activism from right (conservatives should have been disgusted at Judge Feldman's ruling)

    06/27/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Decatur Daily ^ | 06/27/2010 | Eric Fleischauer
    When a New Orleans federal judge enjoined the moratorium on deepwater oil drilling last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and most other conservatives cheered. They should have been horrified. It is not the possibility of another environmental disaster that should have offended their sensibilities. Nor is it the fact that Judge Martin Feldman has a stock portfolio that, far from being diverse, is loaded with shares in companies that uniquely benefit from his ruling. Rather, conservatives should have been disgusted that an appointee of former President Ronald Reagan revealed himself as an activist judge. Feldman spurned the judicial restraint that...
  • Obama Loses Round Two in Drilling Moratorium Battle

    06/25/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/25/2010 | Connie Hair
    U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman on Thursday denied the Obama administration’s request for a stay of the court’s motion for preliminary injunction -- an attempt to reinstate the ban on offshore drilling until the Fifth Circuit Court hears the administration's appeal. Another blow to the broad power grab by the administration’s Department of the Interior. “The defendants' motion to stay pending appeal is hereby denied for the same reasons given in this court's June 22, 2010, order granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction,” Feldman wrote in his ruling. On June 22, Feldman called the administration's ban “capricious” and “arbitrary.” ...
  • Judge denies Obama admin stay on drill ban ruling

    06/24/2010 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Judge denies Obama admin stay on drill ban ruling 10 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge refused on Thursday to put on hold his decision that blocked the Obama administration from enforcing its six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans rejected a request by the Obama administration to stay his decision that allowed deepwater drilling to resume after the Department of Interior ordered it halted temporarily when the BP Plc well began gushing oil more than two months ago.
  • Malkin Rips Salazar

    06/24/2010 9:00:20 AM PDT · by BobTEA · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2004 | Ed Morrissey
    After writing a scathing column on the Obama administration’s humiliating defeat in federal court over their drilling moratorium, the Boss Emeritus appeared on Sean Hannity’s show last night to expound on the subject further...
  • Issa pushes for drilling ban docs

    06/24/2010 8:55:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    A leading House Republican is pressuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to release documents related to the Obama administration’s a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium. Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, claims that the administration is “pursuing policies inconsistent with its commitment to protect the Gulf region” by insisting on the drilling moratorium. Issa writes in the letter, obtained by POLITICO, that he is concerned about the administration’s decision to appeal a Louisiana court ruling that lifted the moratorium – the Californian claims that experts advised against the ban. Issa is seeking...
  • Crime Inc: The George Soros Story

    06/24/2010 8:11:46 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 06/24/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Last month I went into extended detail about the story called Crime Inc. Exposed by Glenn Beck, Crime Inc. is a web of liberal and progressive organizations that leave a trail all the way to the White House and President Obama. Cap and Trade is the flag all of the players rally in Crime Inc. rally around. Mr. Beck added another twist to the story, as if it was not spooky enough already. Only now the central theme is George Soros. First let me lay out who the major players are, but please do not get lost in the details:...
  • Salazar's Ban Is Soros' Bonanza

    06/23/2010 4:22:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 23, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: Our interior secretary plans to reinstate the offshore drilling moratorium struck down by a federal judge. But if deep-water drilling is so unsafe, why are we helping Brazil drill nearly three times as deep? Maybe Secretary Ken Salazar can explain why Britain and others can safely drill in the North Sea and no other nation has suspended its offshore drilling. Yet there he was Tuesday saying he'll reissue a reworded moratorium that will make it clear to dunces like U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman why offshore drilling is unsafe. As with health care reform and other issues, the...
  • After apologizing to experts, Salazar once again implied in court that they endorsed his moratorium

    06/23/2010 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/10 | Joel S. Gehrke Jr.
    Yesterday’s court decision suspending Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s moratorium on deepwater oil exploration has drawn fire because of past and possible current stock holdings by the presiding federal judge, Martin Feldman, in oil services companies. But considering the arguments Salazar submitted to the court, and their apparent contradiction with his earlier public statements, the ruling is not terribly surprising. On June 10, Salazar had been forced to apologize for falsely implying that experts who peer-reviewed a Safety Report on the Deepwater Horizon rig’s explosion had endorsed his recommendation of a six-month deep-water drilling moratorium.
  • Obama accused of defying court on drilling ban

    06/23/2010 4:48:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | June 23, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    Drilling companies and others who won an order from a federal judge Tuesday lifting the Obama Administration's moratorium on deepwater oil drilling are accusing the administration of defying the court's order by announcing plans to reimpose the moratorium.Moratorium opponents filed papers in a New Orleans federal court this afternoon requesting an emergency hearing before Judge Martin Feldman, who entered the order blocking the moratorium. Since that time, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar indicated both in a statement and Congressional testimony that he plans to re-impose the moratorium soon based on information that wasn't fully developed when the six-month drilling ban was imposed in late May.From the...
  • Arbitrary, Capricious and Above the Law

    06/23/2010 1:12:50 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/23/10 | Joy Tiz
    Most lawyers, upon finding themselves on the receiving end of a judicial rebuke as scathing as the one handed down by Judge Martin Feldman in Hornbeck v. Salazar, would be spending the next few days in a dark bar. At the very least, a few sick days would be in order to avoid having to face co-workers until somebody else screws up a big case Not in this administration. Ken Salazar wasted no time announcing the administration’s plans to appeal Judge Feldman’s well reasoned and easily understood ruling. Salazar would like us to believe that with a little tweaking, he...
  • Arbitrary, Capricious & Above the Law

    06/23/2010 11:14:18 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 5 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/23/10 | Joy Tiz
    Most lawyers, upon finding themselves on the receiving end of a judicial rebuke as scathing as the one handed down by Judge Martin Feldman in Hornbeck v. Salazar, would be spending the next few days in a dark bar. At the very least, a few sick days would be in order to avoid having to face co-workers until somebody else screws up a big case. Not in this administration. Ken Salazar wasted no time announcing the administration’s plans to appeal Judge Feldman’s well reasoned and easily understood ruling. Salazar would like us to believe that with a little tweaking, he...
  • Salazar seeks to reimpose drilling moratorium

    06/22/2010 5:35:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Tuesday June 22, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one. Salazar said in a statement Tuesday evening that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.
  • Hornbeck-Offshore-Services-v-Kenneth-Lee-Ken-Salazar Text of decision)

    06/23/2010 6:09:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Scribd.com ^ | June 22, 2010 | Hon. Martin L. C. Feldman
    This case asks whether the federal government's imposition of a general moratiorium on deepwater drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico was imposed contrary to law. Before the Court is the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction. For the following reasons, the motion is GRANTED
  • Interior secretary to issue new drilling ban (Unfreakinbelievable)

    06/22/2010 6:13:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 201 replies · 8+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/22/2010 | nbc
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one. Salazar said in a statement that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. The judge in New Orleans who struck down the moratorium earlier in the day complained there wasn't enough justification for it. Salazar pointed to indications of inadequate safety precautions by industry on deepwater wells. "Based on this ever-growing evidence, I will issue a...
  • Obamnesty First, Security Second?

    06/21/2010 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: The president tells a border state U.S. senator that if we beef up border protection Democrats will lose the bargaining chip for comprehensive immigration reform. Forget national sovereignty — sue Arizona! As the Obama administration prepares to sue the state of Arizona to block its copycat enforcement of federal immigration law, Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl reveals that in a private meeting President Obama put his party's agenda above the nation's sovereignty. Last Friday, Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting: "I met with the president in the Oval Office (regarding securing the...
  • Angered by BP Gulf Oil Spill, Environmentalists Call on Obama to Fire Salazar

    06/19/2010 3:45:15 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies · 619+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2010 | Fox News
    A coalition of environmental groups and scientists is calling on President Obama to fire Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for his "failed policies" that it says led to the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in April that killed 11 workers and set off the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that BP and the government is struggling to contain. The conservation group, WildEarth Guardians, has mobilized 100 other environmental groups and scientists to sign a letter to the president, saying Salazar, "like his predecessors in the George W. Bush administration, has failed to place science above politics and prioritize federal...
  • Gulf Moratorium More Damaging Than the Spill?

    06/18/2010 10:45:32 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | 6/15/2010 | David Lee Smith
    A report prepared for President Obama by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and others regarding suggested handling of the BP (NYSE: BP) and Transocean (NYSE: RIG) gulf tragedy may have a spurious heritage. According to Salazar, the report, which included suggestions for 22 safety measures, along with a recommended six-month moratorium on drilling in gulf waters deeper than 500 feet, had been "peer reviewed" by a panel of seven experts. But a majority of the panel members, along with others who worked on the report, have had their feathers ruffled. It seems that they had agreed on an earlier version of...
  • Dick Morris: Obama Should Fire Salazar Over Spill

    06/17/2010 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies · 604+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/16/2010 | John Rossomando
    President Obama has hurled rhetorical barbs at BP but done little of substance to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico during the nearly two months since the fatal explosion on BP’s oil rig, political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax.TV. “He never led the country,” Morris says. “His mind-set is still that of a United States senator, ‘What can I do about this? I can fine them. I can prosecute them. I can legislate’ — everything except the job he has, which is to administer the government and make sure it does its job.” Nowhere was this more...
  • Ken Salazar’s BP Fox, Sylvia Baca

    06/12/2010 5:56:00 PM PDT · by libstripper · 3 replies · 321+ views
    latinopoliticsblog.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | latinopoliticsblog.com
    Last week, I pondered whether President Obama should fire Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar. If you notice, this past week, Salazar has not been in front of the camera or making many public statements. He’s no longer directly in the line of fire and probably in part because of his clumsy performance with cliched statements about putting his boot on BP’s neck and sending his deputy to the Gulf without a change of underwear. It looked like Ken Salazar had been taking a siesta for the past several weeks under his big ten gallon hat.
  • A Ban On Truth

    06/10/2010 6:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 976+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The advisory board on offshore drilling says it never endorsed a moratorium, which was added later by the interior secretary. The only thing transparent about this administration is its lies. Experts brought together by the Obama administration to review offshore drilling safety were asked to review recommendations in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. They did not give their blessing to the six-month drilling moratorium announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and have accused him of deliberately appending their report to make it seem like they did. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Salazar's May 27...
  • Nearly 60% Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Gulf Oil Spill

    06/04/2010 7:23:02 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 18 replies · 321+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/4/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In a poll released yesterday and reported Thursday evening on the Fox News' Bill O'Reilly program, 59% of Americans now disapprove of Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill. The results of the poll were reported in a segment with radio commentator Laura Ingraham. Video Here. As Obama and the Administration come under increasing fire for their lackadaisical approach to the mounting problems created by the spill, which is moving closer to large stretches of beaches along the Gulf shoreline, the mainstream media has generally failed to report the widespread public dissatisfaction with Obama. Instead, the media has chosen to...
  • Oil Spill Criminal Investigation -Will Obama Admin Be Brought up on Charges?

    06/02/2010 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 11 replies · 272+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 6/2/10 | Peter Andrew
    "...Still, in a carefully orchestrated media stunt, Team Obama dispatched Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder to the spill zone to announce he is looking into criminal charges for possible violations of various federal acts. Oh, Really? Will he look into criminal violations of federal acts by people WITHIN the Obama Administration? Or will he only focus on blaming someone else (BP) and using his judicial powers purely for political gain? "...Secretary [Ken] Salazar allowed the MMS to approve — with no environmental review — the BP drilling operation that exploded on April 20, 2010, ...Rather than subject the plan to...
  • U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study (Obama let it happen)

    05/29/2010 7:00:49 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 26 replies · 1,053+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5 May 2010 | Juliet Eilperin
    The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely. The decision by the department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 -- and BP's lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions -- show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one...
  • Owning the spill

    05/28/2010 3:08:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 659+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 28, 2010 | Editorial
    <p>If President Obama's press conference yesterday was designed to calm grow ing public concerns over his adminis tration's mishandling of the Gulf oil spill, it didn't work.</p> <p>BP's deep-water oil rig exploded and oil began gushing into the Gulf on April 20.</p>
  • CORRUPTION IN MINERALS AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES - QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA

    05/27/2010 8:56:09 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 18 replies · 394+ views
    Skull full of mush | 5-27-2010 | AUNTIE MAME
    I’m sitting here watching and listening to my taping of Obama’s “press conference.” He speaks about the corruption in the Minerals & Management Service, discovered by Secretary Salazar and he commissioned a report and a report has been provided by the Inspector General showing corruption in the Minerals and Management Service. Once the report was available, apparently Secretary Salazar immediately took steps to clean up that corruption. I did a (Proquest) search on Minerals and Management Services and find no news articles to speak of about it, in the last year, before May 2010. I wonder when the report was...
  • Mary Landrieu: “If you made $50,000 last year… BP is going to write you a check” (video)

    05/24/2010 2:10:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies · 1,069+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/24/10 | jeff j
    Landrieu, Salazar and Napolitiano do the blame game dance...
  • Salazar: Abolish energy agency, divide in 3 parts

    05/19/2010 2:29:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 330+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/10 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is proposing to abolish the beleaguered agency that oversees offshore drilling and replace it with three separate entities. The plan by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar would eliminate the Minerals Management Service and replace it with two bureaus and a revenue collection office. .. One bureau would inspect oil rigs and enforce safety regulations, another .. oversee development of offshore drilling. A third .. collect billions .. in royalties for onshore and offshore drilling. The minerals agency has long been accused of being too cozy with the oil and natural gas industry.
  • Salazar announces onshore drilling reforms

    05/18/2010 4:02:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 189+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/18/10 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahead of anticipated tough questioning on Capitol Hill about the Gulf Coast spill, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday the government will tighten requirements for onshore oil and gas drilling. The new measures would not apply to oil rigs at sea. Salazar was expected to testify Tuesday at two Senate oversight hearings investigating the BP oil spill off Louisiana's coast. Last week, President Barack Obama said responsibility for what he described as a badly failed system extended to the federal government and its "cozy" relationship with oil companies.
  • Reid blames the “greed” of BP and Bush for oil spill

    05/17/2010 12:49:39 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 56 replies · 1,221+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 05/17/10 | jeff j
    The “greed” of BP executives led directly to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) charged Monday. Reid linked the oil spill to the mistakes of Wall Street during a floor speech on financial reform… He continued: “Their greed led to 11 horrific and unnecessary deaths. It has harmed an enormous tourism industry, threatened business at countless fisheries and disrupted life for many along the Gulf Coast. As the pollution grows worse, those consequences will only compound.” The Senate head also took a shot at the Bush administration.
  • Feds colluded with enviros on land lock-up documents

    05/15/2010 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 8 replies · 509+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/14/2010 | Matt Gouras
    HELENA, Mont. — Recently released documents show the Obama administration was getting ideas from environmental groups about setting aside millions of acres in the West, drawing the ire of land users who said discussions were being developed behind their back. In the documents — most of which are e-mail messages — the environmental groups suggest various ways to protect land, such as by creating national monuments, buying private land or through conservation easements.