U.S. Department of Interior

January 17, 2014--Interior Secretary Sally Jewell honors US-Mexico Colorado River agreement (News Watch)

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, took time today to recognize the heroic efforts of U.S.


May 27, 2013--Federal, state, tribal Colorado River users to meet in San Diego about water supply concerns (Washington Post)

Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Indian tribes in San Diego on Tuesday to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River. The work meeting hosted by federal water managers comes amid dire predictions for the waterway. The U.S.


June 7, 2012--River restoration project to hire 20,000 young people (Cortez Journal)

In response to President Barack Obama’s urging to expand opportunities for young people during the summer while connecting them with the outdoors, the Southwest Conservation Corps and Dolores River Restoration Partnership was one of three Colorado entities selected for summer work on public lands.


May 16, 2011--The year in water (High Country News)

La Niña ruled the West's weather this winter, and states now sitting on lavish snowpacks couldn't be happier. Cooler surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific are responsible for the high precipitation rates in California, the Northwest and Intermountain West. Those snowpacks are expected to melt at a leisurely rate, buoying streamflows throughout the summer.


June 15, 2010--Federal gov boosts Central Valley water deliveries (Washington Post0

Farmers in California's vast agricultural valley will have no problem growing much of the nation's fall lettuce crop thanks to late-season storms that freed up more water to nurture their fields. The massive farms dotting the arid southwestern part of the Central Valley will get 45 percent of the water they sought from federal pipes and canals, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday.


May 17, 2010--Interior’s Salazar unveils tighter oil and gas rules for public lands (Denver Business Journal)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Monday announced new, tighter rules for leasing public lands for oil and gas production — rules that the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States said will create more red tape and uncertainty for investors, delaying drilling operations. Salazar, a former U.S.


March 17, 2010--California to get more water (Environmental News Network)

California's drought-baked cities and farms will get considerably more water this year than last from federal officials, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Tuesday, making good on forecasts issued in February after a series of strong winter storms.


March 5, 2010--All fish tested from U.S. streams found contaminated with mercury (Environmental News Network)

In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), every single fish tested from 291 freshwater streams across the United States was found to be contaminated with mercury. "This study shows just how widespread mercury pollution has become in our air, watersheds and many of our fish in freshwater streams," said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.


November 3, 2009--Fracing foes concur on water study (Durango Herald)

Leaders both nationally and locally have been divided on hydraulic fracturing and its potential to contaminate drinking-water supplies. But a call from Congress for a study on the matter by the Environmental Protection Agency is being hailed as a positive development by both sides of the issue.


January 28, 2009--Park official says science on canyon was ignored (L.A. Times)

Interior Department officials ignored key scientific findings when they limited water flows in the Grand Canyon to optimize generation of electric power there, risking damage to the ecology of the spe

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