U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Jewell Visits Mt. Rainier
7:09 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Tours Mount Rainier National Park, Talks Climate Change

The Secretary of the Interior visited Mt. Rainier National Park on Monday on the heels of President Obama’s latest State of the Union Address. In it, the President acknowledged that climate change is a fact.

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Coal Royalties
5:20 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Department Of Interior Investigates Possible Coal Royalty Dodge

The U.S. Interior Secretary promised to aggressively pursue coal companies that violate the law.
Credit U.S. Department of the Interior website

 The Secretary of Interior has formed a task force to determine if coal companies are underpaying royalties for coal mined on public land and sold in Asia. And it has confirmed it is investigating one coal company for potential criminal wrongdoing.

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U.S. Secretary of Interior
4:38 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Secretary Salazar Announces Plans to Step Down; Gregoire Eyed As Possible Replacement

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visits an experimental restoration logging site near Grants Pass.
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced today he will step down from his post in March.

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