Tag Archives: Interior Dept.

FOIA docs shed light on Interior Dept – Wind Industry Exploits Direct Access and Influence – Interior Fails to Provide Transparency

US BuffaloInterior’s behavior is unacceptable and inconsistent with the Obama administration’s pledge to improve transparency across government. Taking a select few stakeholders into closed-door meetings to discuss the way forward on revising not only the 30-year take permits, but the broader eagle take rule is especially shocking considering how many strong feelings Americans have about allowing any industry to kill eagles. The meetings were not announced to the public, and specifically excluded tribes, industries, smaller conservation groups, and members of the general public that also care about how well Interior stewards our natural treasures. Read [email protected]  16:48

Senator Murkowski demands answers as Interior Dept’s National Park Service is busted for ENGO Intoxication

This is nut’s! The oh so trendy and hip National Park Service is caught policy making under the influence of the controversial Marine Stewardship Council, the Gen Ex red-headed step child of Boomer World Wildlife Foundation and Monterey Bay Aquarium. It appears the Interior Park Service had a serious lapse in judgement because instead of being responsible, using NMFS FishWatch, the prepaid sustainability vehicle, they succumbed to peer pressure of the foundation funded ENGO strong arming bad seed!   Murkowski Demands Answers on Harmful Federal Fish Policies   Seafood Coalition Letter

Salazar departure leaves ‘green’ posts vacant

With  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s announcement Wednesday that he intends to resign, the Obama administration finds itself in exactly the same place it was four years ago: looking to fill the three most important environmental posts in the federal government. Interior Dept., EPA, NOAA.fisherman-obama Donald Boesch, who heads the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science and served on Obama’s 2010 oil spill commission, has the support of several key Maryland politicians to replace Jane Lubchenco. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA’s deputy secretary, is also a contender.  Read more