Kenneth L. Salazar

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  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gestures during an interview with the Associated Press on Sept. 21, 2011, in Washington. (Associated Press)

    PENDLEY: Massive land lockup threatens nuclear future

    President Obama's commitment to "all of the above" energy development apparently does not include nuclear power in light of a January order issued by Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar. The edict locks up 1 million acres of federal land in northwestern Arizona that holds the nation's highest-grade uranium ore.

  • Mitt Romney was an April fool when he was surprised by an empty room in Milwaukee. His staff members had gathered supporters in another room upstairs. Mr. Romney shared the story once he made it to the right room. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Milwaukee's mayor throws wrench in union plan

    Unions backing the successful effort that forced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker into a recall election are suddenly facing an uncomfortable scenario: Their favored candidate may not survive the Democratic primary now that Milwaukee's mayor is looking for a gubernatorial rematch.

  • ** FILE ** Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar stands in front of a map of the Grand Canyon as he announces a 20-year ban on new mining claims. (Associated Press)

    Grand Canyon uranium put off-limits

    Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar placed a 20-year moratorium Monday on new uranium mining claims in the Grand Canyon region over the objections of Western Republicans, who insisted the ban would deliver an unnecessary blow to the Northern Arizona economy.

  • Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar said his department has approved a solar farm in Arizona and a wind farm in Southern California as part of the Obama administration's drive to support renewable energy projects. (Associated Press)

    Administration boosts drive for green energy

    The Obama administration is boosting its drive to support renewable energy projects on both coasts, officials said Tuesday, including projects on public lands in the West and pushing for offshore wind energy sites in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Solar energy gets renewed push in West

    The Obama administration on Thursday identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar-energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar-panel maker that received a half-billion-dollar federal loan guarantee.

  • A polar bear rests with her cubs on pack ice in northern Alaska. A federal judge in 2011 said the Bush administration violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to conduct an environmental impact review before issuing its ruling on the status of polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. (Associated Press)

    Ruling impacts on polar bears

    The polar bear landed back in the Obama administration's lap Monday after a federal judge ruled the Interior Department must conduct an environmental review before it can exclude climate change from its strategy in aiding the threatened species.

A pay raise for Interior Secretary Kennth L. Salazar is being held up by Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, who is pressing for more energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and says Interior's policies are hurting energy workers.

    Senator holds up Salazar's pay raise over oil drilling

    Thanks to a constitutional quirk, Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar makes less than most of his colleagues in President Obama's Cabinet, and a Republican senator says he'll keep it that way, blocking a nearly $20,000 raise for the high-level appointee until the administration approves more deep-water oil drilling.

  • In a July 28, 2010, file photo, the deepwater rig Noble Danny Adkins is seen from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's helicopter as he arrives to tour the rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, on Tuesday, Oct. 12 2010, lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    EDITORIAL: A contemptuous administration

    The Obama administration doesn't hide its contempt for Congress, independent agencies, watchdog groups, the media and whistle-blowers. Now a federal judge has found the administration in contempt of court. It's about time.

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