Tag: Ken Salazar

Former US president joins opposition to Keystone XL

In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, the former president insisted that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe.  More »

Former Obama official: Fracking has never been an environmental problem

Former U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar said Wednesday morning that he believes hydraulic fracturing is safe, and the energy industry should work to convince the public that it doesn’t pose a safety threat.  More »

Salazar: Shutdown will hurt Gulf production

The federal government shutdown could harm oil and gas production across the United States, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar warned Thursday.  More »

Salazar navigates ethical limits in new role

During the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the law firm WilmerHale was winning concessions for BP during White House talks over a compensation fund, about the same time that then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar famously declared the Obama administration would keep a boot on the neck of the British oil giant. Three years later, Salazar has now joined the prominent firm.  More »

Sally Jewell takes helm at Interior Department

Former corporate executive Sally Jewell is set to be sworn in as the 51st secretary of interior on Friday afternoon, following an overwhelming Senate confirmation vote Wednesday.  More »

New federal fracturing rule due any day

Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he expects his successor to reveal new rules for oil and gas drilling soon after she takes over the job.  More »

New interior secretary takes office

Sally Jewell was sworn in as interior secretary on Friday, making her the 51st person — and only the second woman — to hold the job.  More »

Senate confirms Sally Jewell as interior secretary

The Senate confirmed Sally Jewell as Interior secretary on Wednesday, putting the onetime petroleum engineer and business executive in charge of a sprawling government agency that is responsible for overseeing energy development, recreation and other activities on hundreds of millions of acres of public lands.  More »

Cape Wind could break ground this year, Salazar says

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday he is optimistic that the nation’s first offshore wind farm will break ground this year after more than a decade of delays.  More »

Feds: All companies should heed Arctic drilling lessons

Federal regulators have focused scrutiny on Shell’s Arctic drilling program, but top Obama administration officials say ConocoPhillips and other companies planning to search for oil in the same area better be paying attention.  More »

‘We were on this before the oil spill,’ Salazar says

In a Q&A with FuelFix, outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reflects on his tenure in Washington, D.C., including a brush with Texas Gov. Rick Perry over the dunes lizard, reforming regulation of the offshore oil industry, and a Senate that actually got things done.  More »

Salazar’s legacy: Win some, lose some

During his time heading the Interior Department, outgoing Secretary Ken Salazar has more often come down on the side of conservation — winning applause from outdoor enthusiasts and some environmentalists but drawing jeers from the oil and gas industry.  More »

‘Best restoration project in the entire world’ (video)

See the results of an environmental restoration effort on Gulf Coast, where once barren land is now covered with grass and wildlife. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the area Wednesday, saying he hopes it will become the “best restoration project in the entire world.”  More »

Energy committee advances Interior secretary nominee — with strings attached

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted in favor of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary on Thursday. But even supportive senators listed a series of concerns with the business executive.  More »

Gulf Coast wildlife restoration effort shows progress

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar toured wetlands along the Gulf Coast, where efforts to restore wildlife in the wake of damaging hurricanes and the Gulf oil spill are underway.  More »
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