• 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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    Aug 18, 2009 -
    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
  • FOX News: Outraged California Farmers Demand Obama Administration’s Help
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    Aug 12, 2009 -
    Click here to watch Valley that Hope Forgot Sean Hannity, FOX News August 11, 2009 Hannity: Update on a story we covered back in May. The Central Valley of California was once considered the bread basket of America. But now farms all over that region have been allowed to dry up. Now why? Because of a 2-inch minnow on ... More
  • Investor's Business Daily: Will Russia Drill Off Florida's Coast?
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    Aug 6, 2009 -
    Will Russia Drill Off Florida's Coast? Investor's Business Daily August 05, 2009 4:20 PM PT Two Russian nuclear attack submarines have taken up positions along our East Coast in recent days, another sign of renewed assertiveness by the former communist giant. The move comes as Moscow inks a deal with the communist reli... More
  • FOX News Highlights Democrats’ $700 Million Welfare Program for Wild Horses
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    Jul 30, 2009 -
    Click here to watch Critics Worry Measure to Save Wild Horses Is Taxpayer Drain William Lajeunesse FOX News 7/29/2009 Taxpayers could be on the hook for $700 million if a measure to put wild horses back home on the range passes Congress. A bill that would save wild horses and burros in the western United States from c... More
  • FOX News: Hastings Discusses Interior Department Stimulus Spending on FOX News
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    Jul 24, 2009 -
    Click here to watch Transcript: BILL HEMMER: What would you do with $3 billion? So far the Department of the Interior hasn’t done much. Look at this graph here. Of the $3 billion through stimulus funds, it’s allocated $310 million – that’s the top line. It has spent only $12 million. This from a program that was expec... More
  • E&E Daily: House turns to wild horse conservation bill as GOP protests price tag
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    Jul 17, 2009 -
    House turns to wild horse conservation bill as GOP protests price tag Allison Winter E&E Daily July 17, 2009 The House is expected to take up legislation today that seeks to protect wild horses and burros under federal care, but Republicans are bashing the bill as a waste of federal resources in the midst of tough econ... More
  • Weekly Standard: Obama and the GOP Reach out to Middle America
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    Jul 9, 2009 -
    Homage to the Heartland: Obama and the GOP Reach out to Middle America Weekly Standard Gary Andres July 9, 2009 Some political commentators label Barack Obama as America's first "urban president." As Quinnipiac University's Peter Brown explained in the Wall Street Journal last November, "Let's be clear: Urban is not me... More
  • Politico: Rural Dems have Beef with Obama
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    Jun 17, 2009 -
    Rural Dems have Beef with Obama Lisa Lerer and Jonathan Martin Politico June 17, 2009 Angered by White House decisions on everything from greenhouse gases to car dealerships, congressional Democrats from rural districts are threatening to revolt against parts of President Barack Obama’s ambitious first-year agenda. “T... More
  • New York Times: Advocates of gun rights are poised for a victory
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    May 20, 2009 -
    Advocates of gun rights are poised for a victory By Carl Hulse New York Times May 20, 2009 WASHINGTON — Advocates of gun rights are poised to win a Congressional victory that eluded them under a Republican president. To the frustration and discouragement of many Democrats, House and Senate lawmakers and aides say it n... More
  • Washington Post: The Bias Against Oil And Gas
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    May 4, 2009 -
    The Bias Against Oil And Gas By Robert J. Samuelson Washington Post May 4, 2009 Considering the brutal recession, you'd expect the Obama administration to be obsessed with creating jobs. And so it is, say the president and his supporters. The trouble is that there's one glaring exception to their claims: the oil and n... More
  • Washington Post: Selling The Green Economy
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    Apr 27, 2009 -
    Selling The Green Economy By Robert J. Samuelson Washington Post April 27, 2009 Few things are more appealing in politics than something for nothing. As Congress begins considering anti-global-warming legislation, environmentalists hold out precisely that tantalizing prospect: We can conquer global warming at virtuall... More
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