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Salazar: Build Keystone XL oil pipeline

Salazar: Build Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built.

February 05, 2014 2:53 pm Related Loading…
Montana's political clout diminishes with Baucus retirement

Montana's political clout diminishes with Baucus retirement

He’s been called the sixth-most-powerful man in Washington, and when U.S. Sen. Max Baucus unexpectedly announced his retirement Tuesday, political lights dimmed on many Montana interests.

April 24, 2013 10:15 am Video Related Loading…
Wyoming will get to weigh in on Yellowstone designation

Wyoming will get to weigh in on Yellowstone designation

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming will get a say over whether the Yellowstone River is given a special federal designation, a possibility that drew concern from the state's congressional delegation, whose members worried the designation could limit the river's use.

April 09, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Federal budget cuts hit Wyoming counties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The tentacles of federal budget cuts triggered by sequestration extend to Wyoming's 23 counties.

March 29, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Cuts will hurt park visitor services, gateway communities, Interior secretary says

Cuts will hurt park visitor services, gateway communities, Interior secretary says

WHITEFISH — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect Friday will undermine visitor services at places like Glacier National Park, while gateway communities like Whitefish would be devastated.

February 26, 2013 7:36 am Related Loading…
Wyo delegation: 'Blueways' designation a federal power grab

Wyo delegation: 'Blueways' designation a federal power grab

CASPER, Wyo. -- The seemingly innocuous National Blueways System for rivers has Wyoming’s congressional delegation seeing red.

February 15, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…
Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

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.

February 08, 2013 12:37 pmLoading…
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving Obama cabinet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar leaving Obama cabinet

WASHINGTON — 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.

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Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

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.

January 04, 2013 4:38 pmLoading…
Federal judge merges lawsuits challenging Wyoming wolf plan

Federal judge merges lawsuits challenging Wyoming wolf plan

CHEYENNE — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has merged two lawsuits filed by separate coalitions of groups challenging the federal government's recent transfer of wolf management authority to the state of Wyoming.

December 25, 2012 2:45 pmLoading…
Colorado River seen as depleting regional resource

Colorado River seen as depleting regional resource

LAS VEGAS — The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's top water official said Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

Interior official outlines 'Blueways' program to Yellowstone River group

The National Blueways System, a new federal program that recognizes large river systems and community conservation efforts, could be a good fit for the Yellowstone River, a U.S. Department of Interior official said Thursday.

December 06, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…

Feds pledge to improve protection of sacred sites

WASHINGTON — Protection of sites held sacred by American Indians and Alaska Natives will be bolstered under a memorandum of understanding signed Thursday by four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

December 06, 2012 2:52 pmLoading…
Obama promises more help, but tribal leaders say they’ll wait and see

Obama promises more help, but tribal leaders say they’ll wait and see

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has done something that none of the previous 43 U.S. presidents ever did: He met with tribal leaders every single year of his term.

December 05, 2012 5:54 pmLoading…

Indian trust settlement could bring $8M to Wyoming

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A legal settlement that will provide payments to hundreds of thousands of American Indian trust beneficiaries could bring between $6 million and $8 million to Wyoming in the weeks ahead.

November 29, 2012 10:27 amLoading…

$3.4B Indian lawsuit ends, disbursements to begin

HELENA — Attorneys representing hundreds of thousands of American Indians say they should start seeing the first payments of a $3.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government by year's end.

November 26, 2012 5:27 pmLoading…
U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western rangelands for development of oil shale and tar sands, the unconventional sources of oil found in pockets of the Rocky Mountains.

November 09, 2012 6:03 pmLoading…
Wyoming gov disappointed for coal after election

Wyoming gov disappointed for coal after election

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday that he's disappointed in the re-election of President Barack Obama because he believes Republican challenger Mitt Romney had a better grasp of the importance of domestic energy production, particularly coal.

November 07, 2012 2:06 pm Related Loading…

Salazar approves massive Wyoming wind farm project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes.

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White House again says no new national monuments for Montana

White House again says no new national monuments for Montana

There will be no end-of-term national monument designations by President Barack Obama, the White House said Sunday, reaffirming earlier assurances that one isn’t planned.

October 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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