• 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
  • E&E Daily: Interior, Congress wage turf battle over timber contracts
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    Nov 6, 2009 -
    Interior, Congress wage turf battle over timber contracts November 6, 2009 E&E Daily Patrick Reis Three Western congressmen are pushing legislation that would extend federal contracts for timber companies trying to ride out the tough homebuilding market, but administration officials want more say in the process. H.R. 3... More
  • E&E Daily: New bill aims to protect Western ratepayers from transmission costs
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    Nov 6, 2009 -
    New bill aims to protect Western ratepayers from transmission costs November 16, 2009 E&E Daily Katherine Ling Customers in the West would not have to pay for failed transmission projects under a bill introduced yesterday by the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) and Re... More
  • E&E Daily: Concerns over Central Valley woes dominate data collection hearing
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    Oct 28, 2009 -
    Concerns over Central Valley woes dominate data collection hearing October 28, 2009 E&E Daily Taryn Luntz Lawmakers who gathered yesterday to examine federal water data programs ended up immersed in a bickering session over water management in California's drought-ridden Central Valley. At the outset of the Water and P... More
  • FOX News blog: Smart Energy, not smart enough
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    Oct 27, 2009 -
    “‘With a $1.4 trillion deficit and almost 10 percent unemployment, President Obama should be open to new ideas about ways to reduce federal spending and create new jobs,’ Hastings said. ‘But unfortunately, the President has slammed the door shut on a wide range of energy ideas - including using new offshore drilling re... More
  • Associated Press: US reps worry ocean policy will block development
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    Oct 27, 2009 -
    “Washington Rep. Doc Hastings, the ranking Republican member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said it is important that the task force recognize multiple uses of the nation's oceans, from fishing to energy development to recreation. ‘We can protect our oceans without inflicting more economic damage in the midd... More
  • E&E Daily: One year later, GOP pushes federal leasing plans
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    Oct 2, 2009 -
    One year later, GOP pushes federal leasing plans 10/2/2009 Ben Geman, E&E News Republicans and oil industry groups are using the one year mark of last year's offshore drilling ban expiration to push for wider leasing in federal waters, alleging the Obama administration is delaying access to potentially large U.S. reser... More
  • Associated Press: Salazar says he may wait on offshore drilling plan
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    Sep 18, 2009 -
    Salazar says he may wait on offshore drilling plan Matthew Daly, AP September 17, 2009 WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday he's in no hurry to make a decision on whether to allow offshore drilling in federal waters off Alaska and other states, a remark that disappointed advocates of offshore drill... More
  • Washington Times: Forest Fire Funds Aid D.C. Festivals
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    Sep 11, 2009 -
    Forest Fire Funds Aid D.C. Festivals Stephen Dinan Washington Times September 11, 2009 Even with forest fires raging out West, the U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will spend nearly $2.8 million in forest-fire-fighting money in Washington -- a city with no national forests and where the last major fire was p... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling - Too Bad It's Not in U.S. Waters
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    Editorial: Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling Too bad it's not in U.S. waters. Wall Street Journal Editorial August 18, 2009 You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil. The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil comp... More
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