Department of Interior

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar helps volunteers clean up oil damage to beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore (photo: Tami A. Heilmann-DOI)

Senator Takes Ball, Goes Home

President Obama’s top oil regulator won’t get a raise until he puts more drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, at least if Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has his way. …

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Who Wants Clean Water, Anyway?

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them …

Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them …

Wildlife CSI: The Feds Investigating the “Aflockalypse” Blackbird Deaths.

In the face of all the recent bird and fish kills in the U.S. and abroad, we thought it might be interesting to learn more about the federal office that …

Mining Around a “Grand” American Treasure

The development of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon has been a tug of war between mining companies, local residents and government agencies. While visitors to the Grand Canyon area …

Climate Takes Front Seat at Interior Dept.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued a secretarial order launching a new strategy to address the current and future impacts of climate on America’s wildlife and natural resources. …

New Office at Interior Department Will Engage and Employ Youth

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar formally announced the creation of an Office of Youth within the Interior Department to create and manage programs that are intended to get …

Just One Week Left To Speak Up For The Endangered Species Act!

Recent news from Hawaii reported that the federal government has identified 48 species on the island of Kauai to add to the endangered species list. According to the U.S. Secretary …

Polar Bear “Threatened” Listing Comes with Strings Attached

Today the Department of the Interior announced it would list the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the decision came with administrative guidance …

Offshore Drilling Debate Heats Up,Global Warming Put on the Back Burner

  |   May 19, 2006

Chalk up a few victories yesterday in the U.S. House. Your representatives voted on a number of conservation-themed amendments as a part of the Department of Interior spending bill. One …

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