| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In December 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher impulsively — and successfully — bid on 12 parcels of land in southern Utah whose oil and drilling rights were being auctioned off by the Bureau of Land Management...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Obama administration policies stimulating an expansion of tribal gambling have touched off new battles over proposed tribal casinos in California and elsewhere.
Since President Barack Obama took office, the Department of the...
| 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...