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  • New drilling could bring highway money, GOP leaders say

     
    Congressional Republican leaders are drafting legislation that would steer money from new offshore energy production into highway construction....
  • U.S. bans new Grand Canyon uranium-mining claims

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday a final decision to impose a 20-year ban on new mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon....
  • House Republicans push new oil drilling to fund road projects

     
    Oil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
  • Salazar calls for National Park at Hanford

    Salazar calls for National Park at Hanford
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called for a portion of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to be converted into a National Park. Salazar toured Hanford’s B Reactor Sunday, according to a story in the Tri-City Herald. “We have not yet done...
  • Primary results: Inslee and McKenna to face off in November for governor

    Primary results: Inslee and McKenna to face off in November for governor
    Former Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Rob McKenna won the top two spots in Washington's gubernatorial primary election Tuesday and will face off in November in what is expected to be one of the closest races for governor in...
  • Obama's offshore drilling plan seen as a political olive branch

    President Obama, after delaying and deliberating for a year, unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change -- not by hopes of changing the nation's energy...
  • Off-shore drilling hazardous: U.S. experts

     
    by Jim Tankersley and Josh Meyer The federal government's top ocean scientists are urging the Interior Department to drastically reduce plans to open the coast to offshore oil and gas drilling, citing threats to marine life and potentially devastating...
  • Puerto Rico status bill cleared House of Representatives

     
    By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that could set in motion changes in Puerto Rico's 112-year relationship with the United States, including transition to statehood or...
  • Gulf oil spill: Head of Minerals Management Service quits [Updated]

     
    Elizabeth Birnbaum has resigned her post as head of the U.S. Minerals Management Service, the beleaguered federal agency that oversees offshore oil drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the resignation Thursday morning at a House subcommittee...
  • Gulf oil spill: Santa Monica mountains could benefit from spill legislation

     
    What does the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area have to do with the gulf oil spill? It and other national parks may benefit from congressional legislation growing out of the disaster. A bill approved by the House Natural Resources......
  • Gulf oil spill: Congress moves oil legislation

     
    Far-reaching legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards on offshore drilling, repeal oil industry-friendly provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act and hit producers with a new tax to fund conservation programs gained ground in Congress on...