More Interior Articles

  • Did Jay Carney just undermine Obama on Keystone XL?

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the process for approving the Keystone XL pipeline would remain in place, despite President Obama assuring governors in February that the decision would be made “in a couple months.”

  • Republicans hope to capitalize on Mary Landrieu's Rhea Suh vote

    The GOP is prepared to attack the Louisiana Senator for her vote to confirm Suh to a key post in the Department of the Interior.

  • Examiner Editorial: Senate Democrats set to confirm zealous foe of fossil fuels

    Rhea Suh is living the sweetest dream of every radical environmental activist toiling in the trenches of Big Green’s war against fossil fuels. Suh has received a fat salary and extremely generous benefits since 2009 as assistant secretary for policy, management and budget for the Department of...

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski excoriates Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Alaska road decision

    The birds are putting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at "loggerheads." At issue is Jewell's December rejection of a congressionally approved land swap that would have permitted a 10-mile road to run through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska....

  • House GOP to take aim at Obama's monument declarations

    House Republicans will attempt to handcuff President Obama's ability to declare national monuments in a move that would blunt a White House pledge to protect more wilderness. A bill from Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, on the issue could come as early as next week, Doug Heye, a spokesman for House...

  • BP to expand U.S. offshore drilling

    It didn't take long for BP to get back into the offshore drilling game. The oil giant spent $41.6 million to net 24 government contracts to expand its Gulf of Mexico drilling operations, the Interior Department announced Wednesday. It comes less than a week after an agreement was reached to...

  • Obama signs first public lands bill in five years

    President Obama signed the first congressionally passed public lands bill in five years Thursday, and called on Congress to do more to protect the wilderness. "Now it’s up to Congress to do even more. There are currently dozens of conservation proposals before Congress – many supported by...

  • Examiner Editorial: Fighting waste and fraud requires junkyard dogs, not pawns

    When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington will spend...

  • Obama expands California national monument

    President Obama expanded a California national monument Tuesday, making good on a pledge to unilaterally declare more wilderness areas if Congress doesn't. "[I]n my State of the Union address I talked about taking any actions that I could to ensure that this incredible gift of American lands,...

  • White House proposes EPA cuts, clean energy and conservation increases

    President Obama moved more money into his climate-change priorities in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal, although the Environmental Protection Agency overall would receive less money.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Monotony Motors

    Anyone who’s ever misplaced the family car in a parking lot at the mall must surely sense that we are not living in a golden era of automobile design. Gazing in panic out across that vast tar...

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  • ‘Core’ Al Qaeda Gathering in Yemen

    A video of a large al Qaeda gathering in Yemen has raised eyebrows in the press. Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as well as general manager of al...

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  • Can They Come Back?

    It’s hard to believe, but the rebirth of the Republican party in Virginia may be happening in the unlikeliest of places: the liberal bastion of Northern Virginia.

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