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  • Dems Try to Kill Funding for Schools with Native American Mascots

    09/12/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children. At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose...
  • Supreme Court Turns Down Drakes Bay Point Reyes Oyster Farm Appeal

    06/30/2014 12:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jun 30, 2014
    The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a popular oyster farm in Northern California that is facing closure. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. The company operates in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declined to renew its lease when it expired in 2012. Salazar said the waters of Drakes Estero should be returned to wilderness status.
  • MARK UDALLs PRICE TAG: Left-Wing Extremist Millions Causes Udall To Sell Out Coloradans

    05/23/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 23, 2014
    We now know how much Sen. Mark Udall was willing to sell Colorado out for- $15 million (give or take). The eco-extremist Tom Steyer is hoping to have a $100 million dollars to spend in just seven races this election cycle. That means if Steyer distributes his hoped for funds evenly, it only took less than $15 million dollars for Udall to choose a San Francisco eco-extremists wishes over what is best for Colorado ... Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing but an extremist issue pushed by those on the margins of the Democratic Party. The chance to...
  • Commentary: Keystone XL the cost of politics and illusion

    02/07/2014 10:08:50 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 6, 2014 | William O'Keefe
    For over five years, the Obama Administration has delayed a decision on the Keystone pipeline because of alleged concerns about environmental impacts, especially climate change. The Administrations non-decision process has been strongly supported by its activist environmental allies who have made extreme and unsupportable claims. Now, the truth comes out from the former Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, who finally admitted that the decision is a political one, and one founded in science and just yesterday by former Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, who said that Keystone is a win-win. In spite of these admissions, environmental activists continue their...
  • Gun-Rights Backers Gag on Sandwich Analogy From Governors Media Adviser ( Colorado )

    12/17/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | December 16, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun-rights advocates are having trouble digesting a social-media post from a senior advisor to Gov. John Hickenlooper that compares the right to bear arms with the right to bear a ham sandwich. Constitutional rights, yes. But #gunrights? Isnt that like #hamsandwichrights or #lightbulbrights or #bombrights or #humanrightswait, says the message from Max Potter, the governors senior media adviser, on Twitter. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, whos running for the Republican nomination for governor, said the tweet seems to claim that there is no Second Amendment, and called on the governor to explain the message. The tweet implies that the governor looks...
  • Colorado governor: Interior bureaucrats biased on species issue ( sage grouse: Utah & NM )

    11/26/2013 5:05:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    An example of the tension between Western Democrats and the Obama administration surfaced Monday when Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told a rural audience that Washington bureaucrats are pushing a slanted version of the sage-grouse issue to political decision-makers. Mr. Hickenlooper, a Democrat whos running for re-election in 2014, said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is receiving one-sided advice from staff at the Fish and Wildlife Service over the issue of whether to place the Gunnison sage grouse on the endangered-species list. She has an open mind, right, shes not well-versed in this issue, and she recognizes that, said Mr. Hickenlooper in...
  • 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 judges denial of a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the oyster harvesting to continue...
  • Salazar Rules Blamed for Shells Departure

    09/27/2013 6:44:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | September 26, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    A decision this week by Shell to shutter its oil shale operation in Colorado to pursue other ventures in Jordan and Canada highlights the difficulties faced by developers in the state as they wrestle with uncertain rules under the Obama administration. Royal Dutch Shell was one of the most successful companies in the state in its efforts to develop a cost-efficient technique to extract oil from shale rock. But the final act of Ken Salazar as Interior secretary earlier this year to rewrite industry rules left companies in limbo with undeterminable royalty rates, and blocked them from obtaining leases for...
  • Salazar hails support for Giron ( CO Gun Grabber recall )

    09/03/2013 6:35:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    the pueblo chieftain ^ | September 2, 2013 | ryan severance
    Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar made an appearance at the Steelworkers Hall in Pueblo on Sunday to speak on behalf of state Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, as her recall election campaign hits the home stretch. ... Salazar spoke to a group of about 30
  • Ex-Salazar Aide at Center of Controversy (water and land rights)

    07/22/2013 7:23:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mark Stricherz
    A former top aide to then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is at the center of a controversy over a suspended federal water-conservation program. Rebecca R. Wodder, a senior advisor to the Interior Secretary on rivers, declined to appear before the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday afternoon. As the hearing began, a white placard bearing Wodders name in black type was placed at the eastern end of a mahogany table and in front of an empty chair. Unfortunately, the Department will be unable to send a witness to the hearing, committee spokeswoman Mallory Micetich said an Interior Department official told the committee....
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...
  • Colorado Democrats to Rape Victims: Lie Back and Enjoy It

    03/28/2013 9:34:17 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/28/13 | William A Levinson
    The Democratic Party likes to tout its support for the right of a woman to control her body after she becomes pregnant, and this is a position with which I agree prior to substantial fetal development. It is clear, however, that Colorado's Democrats do not recognize a woman's right to decide whether she wants to become pregnant in the first place, or even have sexual intercourse. Their position, and they have made it clear through both their legislation and their public statements, is that they expect rape victims to comply passively with their attackers. Let's start with State Representative Joe...
  • Why Blacks and Women Should Not Have Guns [per the KKK, and Colorado and Philadelphia Democrats]

    02/28/2013 9:17:20 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/28/13 | William A Levinson
    The Democratic Party believes that it owns the African-American vote, and it also looks to women for much of its support. This support requires serious reconsideration. The Colorado Democratic Party, as represented by State Rep. Joe Salazar, has said openly that women are too mentally unstable to handle firearms responsibly. "There are some gender inequities on college campuses, this is true, and universities have been faced with that situation for a long time. It's why we have call boxes, it's why we have safe zones, it's why we have the whistles. Because you just don't know who you're going to...
  • Joe Salazar and Colorado Democratic Party Rape Defense Kit

    02/23/2013 11:45:50 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies
    The Stentorian ^ | 2/23/2013 | Winged Hussar 1683
    This cartoon/leaflet, which is explicitly placed in the public domain, relates to State Rep. Joe Salazar's (D-CO) statement, "It's why we have call boxes, it's why we have safe zones, it's why we have the whistles. Because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at," Salazar said in the debate last Friday. "And you don't know if you feel like you're gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ......
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. goes to court to fight closure

    01/27/2013 12:44:54 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 25, 2013 | GUY KOVNER
    Lawyers for the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will square off Friday before a federal judge in Oakland in the first round of a legal battle to continue the commercial oyster operation in the Point Reyes National Seashore. At stake is Salazar's decision in November not to renew a 40-year lease that gave oyster farm operator Kevin Lunny the right to commercial operations in 2,500-acre Drakes Estero, a five-fingered estuary that features extensive eelgrass beds and a harbor seal colony. The decision, hailed by wilderness advocates, gave Lunny's company 90 days to shut down a business...
  • A Brief History Of Secretary Salazars Failures At Interior

    01/23/2013 5:12:18 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | January 17, 2013
    With the imminent return of Ken Salazar to Colorado, and talk of his future political aspirations bubbling up in the papers, we thought it a good time to recount a brief history of Secretary Salazars failures at the Interior Department. ... First and foremost amongst Salazars fiascos is the BP oil spill. The Deepwater Horizons disaster is firmly etched in the American conscience as an example of bumbling incompetence and haphazard, if not non-existent, leadership. Salazar mucked up his role so badly that unnamed White House sources spanked him publicly in The Washington Post as an erratic spokesman who was...
  • Salazar announces Alaska Petroleum Reserve plan

    12/19/2012 6:37:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 12/19/12 | DAN JOLING Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Interior Department's plan for managing a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska's North Slope calls for a roughly 50-50 split between conservation and oil development plus accommodation for a pipeline that could carry offshore Arctic Ocean oil to the trans-Alaska pipeline. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced that the plan will allow for development of nearly 12 million acres within the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an area roughly the size of Indiana. Salazar said in his announcement that the plan will guide the transition from leasing and exploration to responsible production and transport of the...
  • Welcome to the Salazar Wilderness

    12/11/2012 10:10:21 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2012 | MICHAEL MORITZ
    Shame on the Interior Department for trying to drum a family-owned enterprise out of business. After a seaside area has been designated as wilderness, when is it considered pristine enough by Washington's standards? Is it after airplanes have been banned from flying over it? After electricity pylons and telephone cables have been removed, cars and bikers prohibited, the roads torn up? When hikers are forbidden access to trails, and kayakers, sailors and snorkelers banished from the water? When eucalyptus trees and other foreign species are eradicated? Or only after Miwok Indians' arrowheads have been excavated and placed in a museum?...
  • Interior secretary denies renewal of oyster company lease on national seashore in California

    11/29/2012 1:56:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday. Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a yearslong environmental battle over the site.
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes [California, Ken Salazar]

    11/29/2012 1:58:00 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California. The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area.
  • "Salazar says he 'regrets' threatening to punch Gazette reporter"

    11/14/2012 7:39:44 AM PST · by averagemo · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/14/2012 | averagemo
    The Gazette U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Tuesday he "regrets" threatening to punch a Gazette reporter for asking him last week about problems in the government's wild horse program. Salazar visited Fountain on Nov. 6 as part of a tour through Colorado in support of President Obama's re-election campaign and Gazette reporter Dave Philipps asked him to answer a few questions on video. Philipps, a prize-winning investigative reporter, had tried to reach Salazar for months through his press secretary to comment on a story Philipps wrote for ProPublica without response. The story detailed how a Colorado man...
  • With Gas Prices at Record Levels Obama Cuts Off Drilling

    10/15/2012 10:02:13 AM PDT · by radioone · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-15-12 | Jim Hoft
    Gas prices have more than doubled since Barack Obama took over the White House. But that didnt stop him from cutting off drilling in August in half of Alaskas National Petroleum Reserve. The Obama Administration planned for higher gas prices and fewer jobs through their many job-killing decisions. The Wall Street Journal reported, via FOX Nation: President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom hes had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it. The latest example is the Interior Departments little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly...
  • Proposed National Ocean Policy is Bad Politics and Worse Policy

    10/01/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    Rigzone ^ | ,October 01, 2012 | Michael Whatley | Monday
    Obama Administration is poised to implant a National Ocean Policy that will involve mandatory ocean and coastal zoning, led by nine regional planning bodies, overseen by a White House-led "National Ocean Council".... that last summer proposed to reduce the impacts of stressors such as resource extraction, to address (man-made) climate change. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has reversed plans for expanded offshore development, citing the National Ocean Policy Executive Order as justification. One office of (the) Administration is justifying its actions based on another office that no one knows anything about.
  • No room at the Inn, or anywhere in park, for Interior Secretary (Ooops !)

    08/15/2012 9:56:07 PM PDT · by llevrok · 3 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 8/15/2012 | Jeff Mayor
    The decision apparently was made Friday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar would arrive at Mount Rainier National Park Monday night and visit with park staff and community partners on Tuesday. Salazar was returning from Alaska and was next scheduled to be in Milwaukee today. So the decision was made to make a visit to Mount Rainier That left his advance planner scrambling to find a place for the secretary to spend the night. She found out, like so many other tourists, that find rooms at the last minute can be difficult at best. As Salazar explained to the crowd of...
  • Wild Lands 2.0': Defeated Salazar Policy Resurrected in Back-Door BLM Move

    08/03/2012 3:17:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 3, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Western lawmakers are crying foul over new Interior Department guidelines that resurrect the controversial Wild Lands policy that was killed by Congress in April 2011. Bureau of Land Management manuals uncovered by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) include language nearly identical to the draft proposal put forth by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in December 2010. The Wild Lands policy was intended to identify and manage wilderness areas while circumventing the normal and transparent congressional process. Pulling manuals from the BLM site on July 31, the lawmakers compared the policies and found the new language...
  • Is Salazar the New Holder?

    07/27/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 26, 2012
    Charges of cover-ups, data manipulation, and junk science; noncompliance with congressional requests and mandates; putting a chokehold on energy: Interior scandals stack up. ... Scandal-wise, congressional spotlight-wise, and perhaps soon headline-wise, is Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the new Holder? The Interior Department has become synonymous with evading congressional requests in the investigation of how the Obama administration bent scientific reports to support its drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill. The departments inspector general who was supposed to ensure oversight of that process is even being investigated herself on allegations that she tampered with a...
  • Is The Obama Cabinet Working Against America's Interest?

    05/07/2012 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/04/2012 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations ...but never anything quite like the present bunch. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt. To help pay for it, he wants the rich the top 1% already contributes more in income taxes than does the bottom 90% to pay more for what he calls "the privilege of being an American." Geithner, whose department oversees the IRS, should have taken his own advice: As a rich American one-percenter, he once failed to pay his own self-employment taxes, and improperly claimed his children's camp costs...
  • Second Obama cabinet official faces contempt of Congress charge

    07/07/2012 9:37:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Could a second Obama cabinet member be found in contempt of Congress? The possibility arose on Friday when House investigators escalated their efforts to make Interior Secretary Ken Salazar comply with a subpoena pertaining to the drilling moratorium that he imposed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After the spill, Salazar had released a report recommending a moratorium a report protested by the very group of experts that it cited, who said their opinions were misrepresented in order to justify the moratorium. For more than three months, the [Interior] Department has flouted a duly authorized and issued Congressional subpoena...
  • Interior Dept. IG to be Investigated in Alleged White House Drilling Moratorium Cover-Up

    07/06/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 6, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    A trio of senators have won their request for an investigation into Interior Secretary Ken Salazars inspector general regarding a potential cover-up of documents that led to the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill. Sens. David Vitter (R-La.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) asked the Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency in a May 24 letter to investigate the Interior Departments Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall, whom they say failed to ensure an independent, impartial and complete investigation into the Administrations offshore drilling moratorium and...
  • Maine dam removal aims to rescue fish species

    06/12/2012 8:29:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 11, 2012 | David Abel
    When the steel claw of an excavator slashes into the berm of the Great Works Dam on Monday morning, it will mark the start of a multimillion-dollar project to allow endangered and dwindling species to return to their historic spawning grounds along Maines longest river, the Penobscot. When the project is done - scheduled for 2015, after an additional dam is razed and another bypassed - it will open access to 1,000 miles of habitat for the native fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon and short-nosed sturgeon that journey from the Gulf of Maine to breed in the cold, fresh waters...
  • Interior Approves Anadarko's Uinta Basin Project

    05/09/2012 7:22:08 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | Karen Boman
    Secretary of the Interior Salazar, on Tuesday signed the Record of Decision, for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s proposed Greater Natural Buttes project, in which up to 3,675 new gas wells could be developed in the existing gas producing area of Uintah County, Utah over a 10-year period. "The President is (after 3 years is) focused on expanding production of natural gas as ... cheaper and full of new jobs," said Salazar. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, praised the agreement. "We appreciate Anadarko's willingness to meet with us, listen to our concerns, and adjust its project to eliminate and mitigate impacts,"
  • Reid Statement On The Silver State North Solar Project

    05/07/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | May 7, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar dedicated the Silver State North Solar Project, the first large-scale solar energy project to be built on public land in Nevada: I commend Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration for their commitment to Nevadas clean energy future by helping to move the Silver State North Solar Project quickly through the environmental review process. This important clean energy project will generate affordable electricity for thousands of homes with no air pollution or waste production. Developing similar projects in Nevada should be an essential...
  • Salazar: Congress Should Ratify Mexico Offshore Oil Pact This Year

    04/25/2012 7:27:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Ryan Tracy
    The agreement, which would open up an area the size of Delaware to (Mexico's) exploration, has already been confirmed by Mexico's legislature, Salazar said in a speech calling for action on U.S. energy policy. "We shouldn't have to wait to act on the agreement either," he said. "Congress should act."
  • Salazar: 'No one knows' if US headed to $9/gal gas

    04/24/2012 4:58:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 4/24/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that "no one knows" if gasoline prices in the United States will reach $9 per gallon, and acknowledged that the possibility is outside his control. "I don't think anyone can speculate what will happen with respect to oil prices and gas prices because they are set on the global economy," Salazar told reporters when asked if gas prices could reach $9 per gallon, as they have been in Greece. "Where it will all end, no one knows. He explained that "what we see happening today are the influences first of unrest in places...
  • Harry Reid, Commerce Secretary John Bryson connected to fast-tracked solar companies

    04/03/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 3, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and the Commerce Secretary have extensive ties to fast-tracked green energy programs under investigation by the Senate Budget Committee. Seven solar power companies have received quick approval and little scrutiny from the Department of Interior to lease federal lands in California and Nevada in no-bid processes. Critics have raised questions about the environmental impact of these companies on endangered species.
  • Interior Motives

    04/02/2012 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Outside da Box
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 2, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    Seven solar companies received fast-tracked approval by DOI to lease federal lands in a no-bid process: Abengoa Solar, BrightSource Energy, First Solar, Nevada Geothermal Power, NextEra Energy Resources, Ormat Nevada, and SolarReserve. Those seven companies all received loan guarantees worth billions from the Department of Energy under its renewable energy loan program, as well as renewable energy grants from the Treasury Department.
  • Salazar Wants More Latino-Focused Nat'l Parks, Sites

    10/13/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 33 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 13 October 2011 09:30 | Bruce Walker
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been pressuring the National Park Service to locate sites related to the histories of women and minorities, particularly Latinos, which could be added to the National Register of Historic Places or otherwise preserved as parks or properties. According to the Washington Post: With the nation's Latino population booming and now the country's largest minority group, the Obama administration's top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture. Salazar bemoaned the paucity of such locations: Less than three percent of all the national landmarks that we have...
  • Ken Salazar urges more Latino-themed national parks, sites

    10/12/2011 10:20:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/11/11 | Ed O'Keefe
    With the nations Latino population booming and now the countrys largest minority group, the Obama administrations top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in the past year has pushed the National Park Service to identify more sites or properties related to the histories of women and minorities that could be added to the National Register of Historic Places or be preserved as national parks or historic landmarks.
  • Salazar approved solar project a bust

    10/03/2011 6:15:15 AM PDT · by cutty · 6 replies
    Energy Policy Center ^ | October 2nd, 2011 | amy
    Almost a year ago to the day the Department of Interior issued a press release boasting that Secretary Ken Salazar had approved the first large-scale solar energy plants ever to be built on public lands. As with Obama administration renewable energy initiatives, there were the promises of massive amounts of electrical power and green jobs. ... One of the major players was Arizona-based Stirling Energy Systems out of Scottsdale, which was to provide the technology for Tessera Solar of Texas to move forward with the massive Imperial Valley Solar Project in Imperial County, California. What a difference a year makes....
  • Obamas War on the West: Another judge rebukes job-killing rogue Interior Department

    08/14/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | August 13, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Since day one of the Obama administration, Ive chronicled Loathsome Cowboy Ken Salazars War on the West, War on Jobs, and War on Science/ Rule of Law as head of the Interior Department. His eco-radical sidekick Carol Browner is gone, yet Salazar remains in place. Federal judge after federal judge has spanked Salazar and Obamas job-destroying eco-nitwits for lawlessly and fraudulently imposing their junk-science drilling ban . Salazar spearheaded the pulling of scores of oil leases by invoking bogus eco-claims and has presided over an expansive land grab through administrative fiat. Yesterday, yet another federal judge smacked Obama/Salazar and the...
  • Federal judge throws out Obama drilling rules

    08/12/2011 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2011 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A judge on Friday threw out Obama administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of oil and gas drilling on federal land. U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled in favor of a petroleum industry group, the Western Energy Alliance, in its lawsuit against the federal government, including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
  • Interior Secy Salazar Extends Moratorium on Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

    06/20/2011 2:51:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    forbes ^ | Jun. 20 2011 | Osha Gray Davidson
    Salazar said more study is needed before finalizing the withdrawal of the million acres of land around the Grand Canyon. A two-year moratorium that would have expired in weeks has been extended until December. Even if no new claims are accepted, mining companies have filed hundreds of claims in the area in recent years
  • Critics celebrate death of Salazar's wildlands policy

    06/01/2011 3:56:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 1, 2011
    WASHINGTON The Utah men who were the first in the nation to swing a legal sledgehammer to controversial wildlands policy No. 3310 are celebrating its demise, saying it's gratifying to see how the right kind of pressure can effect such a reversal. "It's tremendous. It's the best news I have heard for a long time," said Uintah County Commissioner Mike McKee. "We are very pleased." Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday directed the Bureau of Land Management to abstain from designating any "wildlands" on public lands under its purview. Instead, he said the federal agency will work with Congress...
  • Reid Statement On Inappropriate Coercion By Vitter

    05/25/2011 4:02:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | May 25, 2011 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Republican Sen. David Vitter inappropriately pressuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve offshore drilling permits: I have worked with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on this issue for weeks and it is wrong for Sen. Vitter to try to get something in return for moving forward on a matter that the Senate has considered routine for more than a century. Ken Salazar is extremely well-qualified, hard-working cabinet secretary, and deserves better than to be strong armed while trying to do an important job for the American people.
  • Senator blocks Salazar pay hike in drilling battle

    05/25/2011 11:41:36 AM PDT · by DBeers · 21 replies
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 25th, 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Democrats are crying foul after a GOP senator blocked a pay raise for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in an effort to pressure him into approving more deepwater oil and gas drilling permits. At issue is a move by oil state Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to not only block the almost $20,000 raise for Salazar last week but then offer to allow the raise to go forward if the Interior Department issues six new deepwater permits a month. Salazar responded with a letter accusing Vitter of employing strong-arm tactics and of trying to coerce him into approving new drilling...
  • Letter from David Vitter (Ken Salazar Raise)

    05/24/2011 2:09:31 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 1 replies
    email ^ | 5/24/11 | David Vitter
    Dear Friend, I dont know a single Louisianian who would agree that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has done a good job of making sure that drilling permits are being issued to get our energy economy up and running. And yet liberals in the U.S. Senate, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, are trying their best to give Salazar a nearly $20,000 pay raise. Thats outrageous, and this week, I sent a letter to Salazar to explain why Im not going to stand for it. The fact is, Secretary Salazars mismanagement of the permitting process is causing more Gulf energy workers...
  • Obama's War on Oil

    05/05/2011 11:02:39 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    american spectator ^ | 5-4-11 | Peter Ferrara
    Why would President Obama want high gas prices? It's a matter of ideology for him. He thinks it's good for the environment for gas prices to be high. The higher gas prices are, the less you will drive. Also, higher gas prices make his beloved "alternative fuels" more competitive. That is because these alternative fuels are inherently more expensive, and so can't compete with cheaper gas. Note this is not a prescription for easing the financial burden on working people. High gas prices make it more likely you will buy expensive "alternative fuels." But either way, your wallet will still...
  • Pretending to boost drilling

    03/26/2011 2:47:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 25, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    While President Obama promotes offshore drilling in Brazil, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar now promises to revitalize America's oil and gas industry. It's like Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian promoting himself as a lifesaving CPR specialist. This week, Salazar announced that the administration has just approved the first deepwater-oil- and gas-exploration plan since last spring's BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Mind you: This is not a granting of permits, but a green light for Shell Offshore to seek drilling permits for three new exploratory wells off the Louisiana coast. Shell first submitted and received approval for its original exploration plan in 1985. Salazar's...
  • Drilling Ken Salazar

    03/23/2011 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    After two years of practicing unrepentant contempt for science, jobs, law and truth, why should Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's words mean anything anymore? While President Obama promotes offshore drilling overseas thousands of miles away in Brazil, Salazar now promises to revitalize America's oil and gas industry. It's like Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian promoting himself as a lifesaving CPR specialist. This week, Salazar announced that the administration has just approved the first deepwater oil and gas exploration plan since last spring's BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Mind you: This is not a granting of permits, but a green light for Shell Offshore...
  • Is Salazar Lowballing Gulf Drilling Applications?

    03/17/2011 8:37:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 17, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Two weeks ago, we asked whether Interior Secretary Ken Salazar considered himself above the law by ignoring court orders to resume the permitting process for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Now we learn that Salazar may have misled Congress and the public on the number of drilling permit applications he is ignoring. Yesterday, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) accused Salazar, along with Michael Bromwich, the director of the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, of using bogus figures. During Congressional testimony on March 2, and on other occasions, Salazar and Bromwich used much lower figures...