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  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar jabs GOP on San Joaquin River pact

     
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took some shots Monday at Republican efforts to roll back environmental protections and repeal a historic river restoration agreement in California....
  • Nation's wetlands continue to disappear

     
    U.S. wetland loss greatest in the Southeast and lower Mississippi River region...
  • Birds! Bugs! Gators! See national parks for free

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — To help build public support for national parks, the Interior Department on Monday announced 17 admission-free days next year for visitors to the Everglades and other parks. Federal officials want...
  • Statue of Liberty marks 125 years, hosts naturalization for 125

     
    The United States celebrated the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty with the naturalization of 125 new citizens from 46 nations on Friday, a ceremony of unity that temporarily put aside the political and geographical changes...
  • New Interior drilling plan keeps eastern Gulf off limits

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Offshore oil and gas drilling will remain off limits near Florida’s shores under a five-year plan released on Tuesday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Interior is moving cautiously to...
  • Obama proposal would open Arctic and Gulf of Mexico to oil drilling

     
    The proposal, which outlines offshore oil and gas leasing from 2012 to 2017, omits areas on the West and East coasts that the Bush administration planned to open to drilling. But it also calls for three lease sales off the coast of Alaska in...
  • Battle brewing over expanding wilderness protections in the West

     
    The Obama administration on Thursday recommended stronger protections for federal land in nine Western states, but many of the proposasl are likely to face resistance in the Republican-controlled House....
  • Christo river wrap gets BLM approval

     
    Christo, the controversial artist whose works involve wrapping or hanging fabric over buildings, canyons and even entire islands, has won federal approval for a massive new project in Colorado. The environmentally sensitive project has caused...
  • In first gulf oil lease auction since spill, BP bids -- and bids

     
    In the first auction of Gulf-based leases since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, BP submitted 11 high bids for drilling leases....
  • 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....
  • Mt. Rainier ranger called 'hero' who died protecting others

     
    Mt. Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson is remembered as "a hero" who died protecting visitors at the park. Anderson was slain trying to stop Benjamin Barnes, who blew through a tire-chain checkpoint on New Year's Day....