By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 02:46 PM
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.
By Zack Colman | 03/03/14 03:12 PM
The 16-day government shutdown in October came at a $414 million economic loss to communities that host and surround national parks, the Interior Department said Monday. Those figures are a preliminary estimate based on 7.88 million fewer park visitors in October compared with the previous...
By Zack Colman | 02/27/14 02:25 PM
The Interior Department said Thursday that sonar testing off the Atlantic Coast would not significantly harm aquatic life, a move that serves as a precursor to potential offshore drilling in the region. The use of seismic airguns -- in which sonar blasts are sent to the ocean floor to detect...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/25/14 05:18 PM
Improved documentation of federal buildings across five agencies could eliminate up to $20 billion in excess costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Delayed building maintenance and repair backlogs can cost as much as $20 billion from the General Services...
By Zack Colman | 02/10/14 03:26 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, laid out broad energy proposals Monday at a Heritage Action event in Washington that he says he will roll into legislation. Monday's speech was the junior senator's first major foray into energy policy. The bill he outlined would incorporate many policies Republicans...
By Zack Colman | 02/07/14 11:38 AM
Environmental groups are planning to target some lawmakers during the 2014 midterm campaigns for actions they say contributed to the 16-day federal government shutdown that shuttered national parks. The organizations will look to pressure lawmakers into maintaining parks funding during the...
By Ashe Schow | 02/05/14 02:14 PM
Salazar, speaking at the North American Prospect Expo, said the pipeline would be beneficial for the country, since the U.S. would be using that oil regardless of whether it's built.
By Zack Colman | 01/30/14 10:54 AM
Royal Dutch Shell will abandon plans to drill in the Arctic this summer following a court ruling that put its program in doubt. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled last week that the Interior Department erred in its environmental assessment underpinning the 2008 lease sale in...
By Zack Colman | 01/28/14 10:17 AM
Environmental groups want President Obama to say he will use his pen to draw a border around lands they feel deserve special protection during his Tuesday State of the Union address.
By Zack Colman | 01/24/14 11:37 AM
Environmental groups plan to pressure the White House to block offshore drilling in the Arctic as Royal Dutch Shell gears up to start drilling there this summer. Shell, which was awarded the first U.S. lease to drill in the Arctic, has submitted a revised plan to the Interior Department's...
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