• FOX News: Border Patrol Navigating Reams of Regulation to Secure Federal Land
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    Jun 18, 2010 -
    Border Patrol Navigating Reams of Regulation to Secure Federal Land June 18, 2010 FOXNews.com Border Patrol agents must navigate a patchwork of environmental regulations dating back decades in order to police for drug cartels, smugglers and illegal immigrants -- often on foot-and-horseback in some of the most vulnerabl... More
  • FOX News: Federal Regs on Environment May Be Hindering Border Security, Lawmakers Say
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    Jun 16, 2010 -
    Federal Regs on Environment May Be Hindering Border Security, Lawmakers Say FOXNews.com June 16, 2010 Federal environmental regulations that prevent border agents from expanded patrols of national wildlife parks appear to have had a hand in the government's decision to declare an 80-mile stretch of Arizona-Mexico borde... More
  • New York Times Video: The Roughneck's Lament
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    Jun 16, 2010 -
    The Roughneck's Lament New York Times Rob Harris & Tom Zeller Jr. June 11, 2010 Click here to watch If President Obama's drilling moratorium lasts six months, many oil rigs will leave the Gulf of Mexico, probably for years, leaving workers in the local oil industry scared and frustrated. # # # Print version of this doc... More
  • FOX News: U.S. Closes Park Land Along Mexico Border to Americans
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    Jun 15, 2010 -
    U.S. Closes Park Land Along Mexico Border to Americans FOX News June 15, 2010 Click here to watch Note: To help address violence on federal lands along the border, House Republicans, led by National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Rob Bishop (UT-01), have introduced legislation (H.R. 5016) to ensure that t... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: Drilling Bits of Fiction
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    Jun 10, 2010 -
    Drilling Bits of Fiction Seven experts say the White House distorted their views 6/10/2010 Wall Street Journal Editorial The Obama Administration is under political pressure to reverse its ill-considered deep water drilling moratorium, and the latest blowback comes from seven angry experts from the National Academy of... More
  • E&E Daily: Birnbaum's game of telephone ends in firing
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    May 28, 2010 -
    Birnbaum's game of telephone ends in firing Mike Soraghan E&E Daily May 28, 21010 Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum might have kept her job a little longer if she'd stayed in her office and kept her phone on the hook yesterday. Instead, she was forced to resign in a move that highlights the Obama admini... More
  • FOX News: Signs Point to Administration Plan to Lock Up 13M Acres of Federal Land
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    May 27, 2010 -
    Signs Point to Administration Plan to Lock Up 13M Acres of Federal Land Brian Wilson FOX News May 27, 2010 Click here to watch A leaked partial document produced by the Bureau of Land Management and obtained by Fox News suggests the Obama administration is considering a plan to lock up 13 million acres of land -- and t... More
  • Vancouver Sun: Protecting endangered species interfering with border security: U.S. Republicans
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    May 27, 2010 -
    Protecting endangered species interfering with border security: U.S. Republicans Randy Boswell Vancouver Sun May 26, 2010 A group of Republican lawmakers says policies aimed at protecting the grizzly bear and other cross-boundary species along the U.S.-Canada border are putting wildlife conservation ahead of national s... More
  • FOX News: Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water
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    Apr 23, 2010 -
    Click here to watch Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water FOX News April 21, 2010 Brian Wilson A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the ki... More
  • Washington Examiner Editorial: Securing the border is the first priority
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    Apr 19, 2010 -
    Securing the border is the first priority Washington Examiner Editorial April 19, 2010 A feud between the Departments of the Interior and Homeland Security over federal wilderness areas that constitute 40 percent of the nation's southern border has been undermining the mission of both agencies for nearly a decade. This... More
  • FOXNews.com: GOP Reps Offer Bill to Ban Interior Dept. From Hindering Border Agents
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    Apr 14, 2010 -
    GOP Reps Offer Bill to Ban Interior Dept. From Hindering Border Agents FOXNews.com April 14, 2010 Joshua Rhett Miller The unknown gunman who murdered an Arizona rancher three weeks ago entered and exited the U.S. illegally in an area where border agents are widely prohibited from using motorized vehicles, constructing... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: Drilling Bits: Less new oil exploration than meets the eye
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    Apr 1, 2010 -
    Drilling Bits: Less new oil exploration than meets the eye April 1, 2010 Wall Street Journal Editorial Fourteen months into the Obama Presidency, we are grateful for small favors. So we suppose we should cheer the White House announcement yesterday that it is allowing new offshore oil and gas drilling. But this really... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: An Energy Head Fake
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    Mar 11, 2010 -
    An Energy Head Fake The Administration is still hostile to oil drilling and nuclear power. Wall Street Journal Editorial March 11, 2010 President Obama used his January State of the Union speech to promise "a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants" and "new offshore areas for oil and gas development." Judg... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: Hawaiian Secession
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    Mar 1, 2010 -
    Hawaiian Secession 2/27/2010 Wall Street Journal Editorial As farewell presents go, few lawmakers get to redistribute an entire state's wealth based on race. That was the send-off for Representative Neil Abercrombie, who is retiring this week to run for Governor of Hawaii. For his campaign literature, he'll take the N... More
  • National Review Online: Trouble in Paradise: Why the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act deserves to fail
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    Feb 23, 2010 -
    Trouble in Paradise: Why the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act deserves to fail February 23, 2010 National Review Duncan Currie Amid much wrangling over the economy, a bipartisan debt panel, and President Obama’s health-care summit, Congress has chosen this moment to tackle . . . Native Hawaiian sovereignt... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Regulators’ Report Warns Of Econ Harm From US Oil Ban
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    Feb 16, 2010 -
    Regulators’ Report Warns Of Econ Harm From US Oil Ban 2/15/10, 6:30 PM Wall Street Journal Ian Talley WASHINGTON --The U.S. economy could lose trillions of dollars in income and see oil imports increase if the Obama administration maintains a moratorium on domestic petroleum development in closed areas, a new report w... More
  • FOX News: Tracking Your Taxes: Park Pork?
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    Feb 9, 2010 -
    Tracking Your Taxes: Park Pork? February 9, 2010, 12:05 PM ET FOX News Live Shots Blog William La Jeunesse Click here to watch the video If you are hoping to visit the newest crown jewel in America's park system chosen by Congress, throw away the car keys and open up your wallet. The 2,900 pristine acres of beachfront ... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Shhh: Public Comments Favor Drilling
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    Feb 5, 2010 -
    Shhh: Public Comments Favor Drilling February 4, 2010, 4:32 PM ET Wall Street Journal: Washington Wire Blog Stephen Power An email last fall from a top Interior Department official indicates public comments ran two-to-one in favor of a Bush administration plan to expand offshore drilling. The email from Liz Birnbaum, ... More
  • Local News - A Passionate Plea from the Valley for More Water
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    Jan 26, 2010 -
    KFSN: A Passionate Plea from the Valley for More Water Farmers filled a town hall meeting at city hall Monday to tell congressional leaders both they and the Central Valley need water in order to survive... "Gentlemen, let me tell you, this is a serious problem. This is a catastrophe. This is our Katrina, this is our H... More
  • Washington Times: Virgin Islands land eyed for historic site
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    Jan 25, 2010 -
    Virgin Islands land eyed for historic site January 25, 2010 Washington Times Stephen Dinan The National Park Service hasn't yet decided whether it wants beachfront land in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a new national historic site, but House Democrats for the second time in two weeks will try to push the Park Service to... More
  • Human Events: Only 34 Percent of Hawaiians Support Akaka Bill
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    Dec 18, 2009 -
    Only 34 Percent of Hawaiians Support Akaka Bill Human Events Valerie Richardson December 18, 2009 With President Bush no longer wielding a veto and a Hawaiian in the White House, Democrats would need to stumble badly to botch the passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Fortunately for conservative... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: Aloha, Segregation
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    Dec 17, 2009 -
    Aloha, Segregation: The Akaka bill would create a race-based state in Hawaii Wall Street Journal Editorial December 17, 2009 President Obama speaks proudly of his childhood in Hawaii, so we wonder what the state's voters think of his support for a bill that would redistribute its wealth based on race. That's what woul... More
  • National Review Online: It's Not Just the Obamas Going to Hawaii This December
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    Dec 15, 2009 -
    It's Not Just the Obamas Going to Hawaii This December National Review, The Corner Kathryn Jean Lopez December 14, 2009 For years (since 1999), Daniel Akaka has been trying to make the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act law. On Friday afternoon, the minority on the House Natural Resources Committee got word... More
  • FOX News: Environmentalists Accused of Using Tax Dollars to Sue Government
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    Nov 19, 2009 -
    Click here to watch the video HOST: “Every year, the government hands out millions to various green organizations to support their efforts to protect the environment, but what looks like a great idea may have a thornier side. Critics say the same environmentalists receiving the help are bleeding the government dry wit... More
  • E&E Daily: GOP lawmakers urge Interior to continue streamlining permitting
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    Nov 6, 2009 -
    GOP lawmakers urge Interior to continue streamlining permitting November 6, 2009 E&E Daily Noelle Straub A group of House Republicans is urging the Interior Department not to back off its use of a provision to streamline oil and gas drilling applications on public lands, despite lawsuits from environmental groups. Sect... More
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