| Sep 19, 2011
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley vowed Tuesday to renew his stymied push for building wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic Coast but said he's not sure yet what type of government incentive he'll ask lawmakers to approve for the industry next year.
A top Obama...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:54 AM
The White House announced today that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Shanksville, Pa. on Tuesday, September 11 to deliver the keynote remarks at the annual September 11th observance at Flight 93 National Memorial. The memorial honors the 40...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:30 AM
President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have worked to restrict access to offshore oil and gas resources by canceling or delaying lease sales and by creating an atmosphere of uncertainly that has left job creators looking for other countries'...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Harriet Tubman, Maryland's heroic conductor on the Underground Railroad and early leader for women's rights, may soon get the recognition she deserves if President Barack Obama accepts a proposal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:55 AM
The Obama administration's move to open the mid- and South Atlantic coasts to offshore oil and gas exploration is scheduled to get a public airing in Annapolis on Wednesday.
The Annapolis session is one of a series being held from Florida to New Jersey...
| Jun 3, 2010
Governor Bobby Jindal sent the following letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary Ken Salazar about the severe impacts of the moratorium on deepwater drilling for the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
June 2, 2010
| Jun 25, 2010
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups plan to file suit in federal district court Friday arguing that the nation's first offshore wind energy project, approved recently by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, violates the Endangered Species Act.
The suit accuses...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 1:23 PM
Birds, plants and insects native to the fragile ecosystems of Hawaii are, alas, well-represented on the federal endangered species list. And now there are more.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the addition of 48 species unique to...
| Mar 3, 2009
Absolutely no good can come from a late-term Bush administration rule change allowing concealed weapons in national parks, a move that endangers the lives of park employees and visitors, encourages poaching and will probably worsen damage to...