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3 years 11 months ago

Interior secretary to rally volunteers for Bennet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and about two dozen volunteers are kicking off a door-to-door campaign for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Salazar came to his old campaign headquarters in Denver, where Democrats now are working the phones for Bennet, his successor. Salazar told the volunteers Sunday not to despair because...

4 years 2 months ago

First head rolls in Washington over oil spill

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling has resigned. Salazar announced the news Thursday at a congressional hearing where Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum was scheduled to testify. She did not appear. Birnbaum and her agency have endured scathing...

4 years 3 months ago

Congress members want building named for Udall

Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation and some of their colleagues from the West want to name the U.S. Department of Interior building in Washington after Stewart Udall, a former Interior secretary. Udall, who was Interior secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, died last month at age 90. He is...

4 years 6 months ago

Interior chief announces oil, gas leasing reforms

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing changes he says will bring more scrutiny and greater public participation in the way oil and gas leases are handled on public lands. Salazar says the changes should ensure stricter environmental standards in oil and gas leasing while bringing more certainty for energy companies...

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