U.S. Department of Interior


Thu October 27, 2011

Interior Revises Western Solar Plan

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued a revised plan to fast-track solar power development on desert lands in six western states – including Colorado.  The new plan reduces the amount of public land available for solar projects to about 285,000 acres, amid opposition from local groups in places like Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

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Mon June 27, 2011

Federal Urban Waterways Initiative to Benefit Colorado

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Federal officials are rolling out a new urban waterways initiative that will benefit Colorado, and have named Denver’s South Platte River as one of seven pilot projects nationwide.

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Thu May 26, 2011

Silence Over Wild Lands Policy Could End Soon

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's "Wild Lands" secretarial order has been praised by conservationists and Democrats, and criticized by the oil and gas industry and many Republicans.
Kirk Siegler

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Obama Administration is close to announcing how it will move forward with a controversial “Wild Lands” policy now that Congress has stripped funding for its implementation for this year. 

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Thu May 26, 2011

Interior Promoting Colorado Conservation Projects

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and others at a ribbon cutting for the new visitor center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The Interior Department plans to fund three land and water conservation projects in Colorado as part of the Obama Administration’s new America’s Great Outdoors initiative.   

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement at the site of one of them Thursday, during a ribbon cutting of a new visitor center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City. 

Secretary Salazar said the idea is to create contiguous corridors for wildlife.

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Tue February 15, 2011

Interior Department to Revisit 2008 Oil Shale Rules

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his department will be taking a “fresh look” at controversial 2008 rules regulating the development of oil shale.

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