| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:38 PM
WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Everglades restoration and South Florida’s water supply needs are the focus of a two-day summit involving state and federal leaders converging this week on Tallahassee.
Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking the Obama administration to explain why federal authorities haven't cracked down on the Occupy D.C. protesters camped out in a federal park downtown.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the chairman of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Companies considering building wind farms off Virginia’s coast will likely be asked next month to submit proposals to the federal government.
The plan, stated during a conference call Tuesday by Tommy Beaudreau, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:56 AM
HAMPTON – The National Park Service has announced two public meetings in Hampton on July 19 to hear the case for a unit of the service to be set up at Fort Monroe after the Army leaves the post on Sept. 15.
The meetings were detailed in a press...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:02 PM
The Obama administration announced Wednesday it is providing $2.4 million to protect endangered Puritan beetles living in cliffs overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
The land acquired in Calvert and Cecil counties with the federal grant boosts the rare...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Nearly $2 million in federal grants have been awarded to protect and restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore, including a portion to enhance wildlife habitat on a 950-acre former bird sanctuary whose owner just donated the development rights to the state....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's ordered park officials to fix a paraphrased quote chiseled into the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall.
Salazar told the Washington Post on Friday that National Park officials have 30 days to...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:15 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is blowing into B'more Thursday to announce the Obama administration's latest move to boost development of industrial-scale wind energy projects off the mid-Atlantic coast. He'll be joined at the World Trade Center in the...