| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Much more than water is riding on Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for a massive tunnel under California's Delta. It's about his family's legacy, writes George Skelton in his Monday column. Brown's father, Pat Brown, pursued an ambitious water project when......
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2011
Nearly a year after the B.P. Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting spill, drilling will soon resume in the Gulf of Mexico.
Monday, the Obama administration approved the first deepwater oil and gas exploration plan since the spill. With that approval,...
| Aug 17, 2010
The government said Monday it is toughening environmental reviews for all new deepwater oil drilling, ending an easy path to oil riches that allowed BP to drill its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico with little federal scrutiny.
The step is meant to...
| Aug 18, 2010
The ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is in its third month and the forecasts of thousands of lost jobs in Louisiana just haven't materialized.
Why not? And could it still happen?
It's a worry for the state's economy, for sure,...
| Aug 19, 2010
Top federal officials met today with the trustees overseeing the natural resource damage assessment for the Gulf of Mexico to discuss the on-going response efforts to the BP oil spill and to reiterate the Administration's commitment to long-term Gulf...
| Sep 27, 2010
The government agency in charge of offshore drilling will weigh in early on whether a ban on new deepwater wells should be lifted.
The chief of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Michael Bromwich, told an investigative panel Monday that he is a month...
| Sep 30, 2010
The Obama administration is set to release new rules for offshore oil drillers as it prepares to lift a ban on deepwater drilling.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce the new rules, including some that address workplace safety, at a...
| Feb 10, 2011
Ten whooping cranes, the most endangered species of crane in the world, will be reintroduced in a Louisiana conservation area more than 60 years after the birds' numbers dwindled to near zero, the U.S. Interior Department said on Tuesday.
| May 16, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The 3,000-mile water and land trail network created to relive the Chesapeake Bay's 17th century exploration by English colonists is about to grow still larger.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis are slated to...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:12 AM
The embattled Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has drawn the interest of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who will be reviewing the designs by architect Frank Gehry. The request could result in yet another delay for the project, which has already been...