| 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...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 12:44 PM
SALT LAKE CITY An energy company received federal approval Thursday to open one of Utah's biggest natural gas fields by agreeing to use new technology to drill under wild areas, instead of on top of them.
The Bureau of Land Management's approval of...
| Jul 31, 2010
The House has approved a bill to boost safety standards for offshore drilling and remove a liability cap for oil spills, but a partisan fight in the Senate will likely delay action on a response to the Gulf oil spill until Congress returns from its summer...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:22 PM
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...
| 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.
| 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 18, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney began a Sunday campaign blitz by criticizing President Barack Obama for administration policies that he said boosted gas prices and said he backed more drilling for domestic oil and the Keystone pipeline....