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Ken Salazar

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  • U.S. gives green light to offshore wind farms

    U.S. gives green light to offshore wind farms
    Lighting Maryland homes with power from giant turbines off Ocean City moved closer to reality Thursday as federal officials announced they are ready to go forward with leasing vast areas along the Mid-Atlantic coast for wind farms. Interior Secretary Ken...
  • Feds say no environment, socioeconomic issues with offshore wind in Virginia, Mid-Atlantic

    Attention offshore wind developers: Virginia’s coast is officially open for business. That’s the message the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management delivered Thursday in announcing that wind farms off the Mid-Atlantic coast would pose no...
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth
    Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
  • National Park Service calls public meetings over Fort Monroe

    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...
  • Federal grant to protect endangered beetles in Md. cliffs

    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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley vows new offshore wind push

    O'Malley vows new offshore wind push
    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...
  • Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship

    Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship
    Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
  • Coltsville's Big Mo May Really Be Here

    Coltsville's Big Mo May Really Be Here
    When Sam Colt put a blue onion dome on his factory in the mid-19th century, it was to make an impression on travelers passing on the Connecticut River. The factory is about to make a good impression again, this time on passengers by car. The massive...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at 9/11 Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial

    Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at 9/11 Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial
    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...
  • Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama
    WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...