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Saying that President Obama is lagging behind even some of his Republican predecessors in protecting public lands, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is urging the administration to put more federal land off limits to energy and other resource...
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Wednesday nominated Sally Jewell, a former oil engineer and banker and current chief executive of a national outdoor retailer, to lead the Interior Department, making an unorthodox pick for his first woman nominee...
Channel 2 NewsThe Coast Guard has ordered a marine casualty investigation of the Shell Oil-contracted drilling rig Kulluk’s Dec. 31 grounding on Sitkalidak Island, a day after it was safely towed to an anchorage about 30 miles away. The news comes as Interior...
Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, Plant Openings, Japan, Nuclear Power
Factfinder 12 InvestigatorIt's been nearly seven years and still there's no official word if Park City will get an Indian casino. The Wyandotte Nation has been fighting since 2006 for the right to develop land near the old Wild West World site. The hold up is within the U.S....
After a series of problems plagued the debut of offshore oil drilling in the U.S. Arctic, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday ordered a high-level, expedited review of oil operations in Alaskan waters aimed at achieving “safe and responsible...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has once again revised critical habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher, an endangered migratory bird that has been the subject of two decades of legal wrangling. The new habitat designation, issued Jan. 2,...
Tags: George W. Bush
Channel 2 NewsAlaska Representative Don Young will continue to serve as chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Young, in a statement, said the panel intends to conduct "vigorous oversight" of the U.S. Interior Department, as well...
CNNGRAND ISLE, La. -- A second Filipino oil worker has died following last week's Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast, the Philippine government said Friday. Avelino L. Tajonera died early Friday from injuries sustained in the November 16 explosion and fire...
Channel 2 NewsRecently released emails to the federal Interior Department concerning major failures of its spill cleanup barge are drawing new criticism of Shell Oil's plans to drill in Arctic waters. The messages were made public after a Freedom of Information Act...
Energy development on public lands and waters pumped more than $12 billion into federal coffers in 2012, $1 billion more than the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior. "These revenues reflect significant domestic energy...
The Washington County Historical Society presented the Antietam National Battlefield Park with two significant gifts. In the 1950s, purchase of the Dunker Church and gifting of the church and the Burnside Bridge were made possible through the work of...
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