Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited Marin County last week on a fact-finding mission to decide the fate of a family-run oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Salazar met with the owners of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and toured its harvesting and canning operations before meeting with environmentalists and National Park Service officials. Read More
When the recent debate over hydraulic fracturing in California first got started, Gov. Jerry Brown made a statement that’s worth recalling: “California is the fourth-largest oil producing state and we want to continue that.” Fortunately, we have the resources and the technology to ensure we remain a leading energy producer. Read More
Remember when you were a kid and your mother told you to eat your Brussels sprouts because “they’re good for you?” That’s exactly the attitude today from President Barack Obama, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar concerning high gas prices. Read More
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., was either being diplomatic or disingenuous when she used “good start” to describe Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s lifting of the federal government’s drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More
The Obama administration has effectively banned two kinds of off-shore drilling — deep-water and shallow-water — says Dan Kish of the Institute for Energy Research: Read More
Is the Obama Administration finally seeing the light on the deep-water drilling moratorium? At least one appointee seems to get it. From E&E News: Read More
Thanks to President Obama and the soon-to-be-reimposed drilling moratorium, our loss is becoming West Africa’s gain. Read More
Last week, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Tex., and two dozen members of Congress from the Gulf states pleaded with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lift the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.
Today a federal judge did it for him. Read More
The Minerals Management Service, which is charged with regulating offshore oil drilling, was a deeply troubled agency when Barack Obama inherited it from George W. Bush. Top MMS officials had been caught drinking, doing drugs and even having sex with oil-industry contacts. More prosaically, they accepted gifts from industry representatives and did favors for them. Read More
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar appointed 12 new members to the National Park System Advisory Board, describing them as “highly accomplished men and women whose creativity and wisdom will help us prepare for the challenges of the National Parks Service’s second hundred years.” Read More