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Apr 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar voiced optimism Friday that the nation's first offshore wind farm will soon break ground after more than a decade of delays and be followed by more off the Atlantic coast.
Feb 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia, federal officials disclosed Friday.
Jan 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM
Proponents say a single, smaller tunnel coupled with investments such as water recycling and desalination would result in more water for cities and farms. They say it also would be better for the environment and cost less — with construction...
Jan 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM
A federal judge on Friday questioned whether she had the authority to decide whether a historic oyster farm can continue operating in Point Reyes National Seashore after it was evicted by park officials.
Jan 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM
Stepping into his second term, President Barack Obama took the oath of office Sunday in an intimate swearing-in ceremony at the White House.
Jan 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
Jan 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM
The composition of President Barack Obama's second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president's team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama's inner circle.
Jan 9, 2013 at 8:09 AM
A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an "expedited, high-level assessment" of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season.
Jan 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.
Oct 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM
A Kansas battlefield where forces faced off over slavery several years before the Civil War, two New England churches, and several sites associated with indigenous North American cultures are among 27 places designated new National Historic...
Oct 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM
The government is establishing 17 new "solar energy zones" on 285,000 acres in six states: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Most of the land — 153,627 acres — is in Southern California.
Oct 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

KEENE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might...
Oct 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM
President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation.
Sep 11, 2012 at 6:50 AM
Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.
Aug 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The politics of renewable energy headed the agenda in battleground Nevada, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar opened a fifth annual green energy conference touting the start of a...