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  1. Governors say they weren't consulted about 'wild lands' order

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    Thu, 3 Mar 2011

    Nick Snow OGJ Washington Editor WASHINGTON, DC, Mar. 3 -- US Department of the Interior Sec. Ken Salazar didn’t bother to consult with governors or local leaders before issuing his Dec. 23 order for the US Bureau

  2. Watching Government: Did 2012 reforms start in EPACT?

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    Mon, 16 Apr 2012

    It was not long after US Department of the Interior Sec. Ken Salazar announced plans on Apr. 3 to develop a federal onshore oil and gas drilling permit system—one that potentially

  3. OTC: Farquhar says 'political people' don't interfere with permitting

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    Mon, 16 May 2011

    for political purposes," Ned Farquhar, deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management in the US Department of the Interior , told energy professionals May 5 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. In a panel discussion of

  4. Obama names Salazar to lead 'deeply troubled' Interior Department

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    Fri, 9 Jan 2009

    Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) on Dec. 17 to lead what the president-elect termed a "deeply troubled" Department of the Interior . "Part of what I want to put an end to is an Interior Department that sees its job as simply sitting back

  5. As BLM completes Utah resource plans, possible December lease sale draws fire

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    Fri, 7 Nov 2008

    s six Utah field offices received final approval on Oct. 31, while the sixth is being reviewed at the US Department of the Interior . State BLM officials are emphasizing the agency's effort to change how it manages acreage under its jurisdiction

  6. Salazar to lead 'deeply troubled' Interior department

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2008

    Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) on Dec. 17 to lead what the president-elect termed a "deeply troubled" Department of the Interior . He praised Salazar's ability to bring groups with opposing viewpoints together to reach solutions. He also

  7. Interior IG's probe finds wide range of improper behavior in MMS RIK office

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    Fri, 12 Sep 2008

    in Denver were paid for outside work, abused drugs and alcohol, and solicited sex, an investigation by the Department of the Interior solicitor general's office found. "The single most serious problem our investigations revealed is a pervasive

  8. Supreme Court rejects DOI appeal of Anadarko case

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    Mon, 12 Oct 2009

    The US Supreme Court rejected a US Department of the Interior appeal of a lower court's ruling in an offshore royalty case that DOI said could cost the federal government $19 billion. Justices

  9. MMS, BLM must clarify lease policies, acting IG says

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    Mon, 23 Mar 2009

    leasing programs could do more to encourage leaseholders to move more aggressively toward production, the US Department of the Interior ’s acting inspector general told a congressional subcommittee on Mar. 17. Mary L. Kendall told the House Natural

  10. Appeals court backs earlier ruling for Kerr-McGee in deepwater royalty suit

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    Fri, 16 Jan 2009

    royalties on eight Gulf of Mexico deepwater leases from 1996 to 2000 despite price thresholds imposed by the US Department of the Interior . The company, which is now part of Anadarko Petroleum Corp., argued that it should not have to pay royalties

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