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Midwest States Get $146 Million for Fish, Wildlife Restoration

Article: Midwest States Get $146 Million for Fish, Wildlife Restoration

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Eight Midwestern states will receive more than $146 million to fund fish and wildlife conservation, boater access to public waters, and hunter and aquatic education, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday. Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin will receive a total of more than $78.5…

Obama Administration Restarts Oil Shale Leasing in Colorado, Utah

Article: Obama Administration Restarts Oil Shale Leasing in Colorado, Utah

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – The Department of the Interior will offer a second round of research, development, and demonstration leases for oil shale in Colorado and Utah and withdraw the previous administration’s proposal for expanded research, development and demonstration leases, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today. “We need to push forward aggressively…

Utah Land Avoids Oil Industry

Article: Utah Land Avoids Oil Industry

By PAUL FOY – February 4 2009 – SALT LAKE CITY In a high-profile reversal of the Bush administration, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the government is scrapping the lease of 77 parcels of federal land for oil and gas drilling in Utah’s redrock country. “In the last weeks in office, the Bush administration…

High Ethical Standards Will Rule Interior Department, Salazar Vows

Article: High Ethical Standards Will Rule Interior Department, Salazar Vows

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2009 (ENS) – The Obama administration’s new Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, has promised that high ethical standards will be the norm at the department that has been plagued with scandals under the Bush administration. In an address to thousands of Interior Department employees Thursday broadcast live by satellite to…

Obama's Choice of Salazar for Interior, Vilsack for Agriculture Praised

Article: Obama's Choice of Salazar for Interior, Vilsack for Agriculture Praised

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – In announcing Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as his choice for secretary of the interior and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture, President-elect Barack Obama said he considers both men to be key members of his energy and environment team. “It’s time for a new kind…

Bailout Compensates Counties for Eco-Services on Federal Lands

Article: Bailout Compensates Counties for Eco-Services on Federal Lands

WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2008 (ENS) – Part of the $700 billion bailout of the U.S. financial system rushed into law in October will go to local governments to compensate for taxes that could not be levied on federal lands in their jurisdictions. The local governments provide services such as transportation, firefighting and emergency response…