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Developments continue apace in the saga of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and its legal battle with the federal government. The Department of the Interior last week filed its brief ahead of the May 14 case before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals,...
Nation NowInterior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday a final decision to impose a 20-year ban on new mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon....
Nation NowOil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
Nation NowA year and a half after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the administrator of BP’s $20-billion restitution fund told Congress Thursday that he has has paid out about $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the nation’s worst offshore...
Nation NowThe Obama administration on Thursday recommended stronger protections for federal land in nine Western states, but many of the proposasl are likely to face resistance in the Republican-controlled House....
Nation NowCongressional Republican leaders are drafting legislation that would steer money from new offshore energy production into highway construction....
GreenspaceWith high gas prices once again becoming a high-octane political issue, House Republicans on Tuesday launched a drive to open up more coastal areas to oil drilling, including a stretch off Southern California. The pro-production legislation comes a day...
GreenspaceCiting the lessons of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Obama administration reversed course Wednesday and pulled plans to open the eastern gulf and portions of the Atlantic coast to oil and gas exploration. "We need to proceed with......
GreenspaceElizabeth Birnbaum has resigned her post as head of the U.S. Minerals Management Service, the beleaguered federal agency that oversees offshore oil drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the resignation Thursday morning at a House subcommittee...
GreenspaceFar-reaching legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards on offshore drilling, repeal oil industry-friendly provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act and hit producers with a new tax to fund conservation programs gained ground in Congress on...
GreenspaceWhat does the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area have to do with the gulf oil spill? It and other national parks may benefit from congressional legislation growing out of the disaster. A bill approved by the House Natural Resources......
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