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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 6 months ago

Hickenlooper announces he is running for governor

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced his candidacy for governor Tuesday afternoon. Saying it is a privilege to live in Colorado, Hickenlooper says he understands the difficulties facing Colorado in the midst of a recession, but says he's up to the challenge. During his announcement speech, Hickenlooper recalled his introduction...

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...

4 years 10 months ago

Interior ends troubled oil royalty program

The Interior Department says it is ending a controversial program that allows companies to give the government in-kind payments for oil and natural gas taken from federal land and waters, instead of making cash royalty payments. The royalty-in-kind program has been criticized for lax enforcement. Critics charge it has led...

4 years 10 months ago

Romanoff to run for Senate

Former Colorado Speaker of the House, Andrew Romanoff, announced Monday that he will challenge Senator Michael Bennet in the 2010 Democratic primary. Romanoff said in a email sent Monday afternoon that he had filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for the Senate. Prior to Governor Bill...

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