Tag Archives: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Protesters rally against fracking as oil industry claims it is ‘safe’ by Dan Bacher

“Last week, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced new lease-sales for Bureau of Land Management lands in California for ‘fracking’ development. Offshore areas are showing up on maps: reservoirs of underwater natural gas deposits, that lie under the ocean off Santa Barbara and Southern California,” he said………….”It’s clear that government and petroleum officials want to ‘frack’ in the very same areas Reheis-Boyd was appointed to oversee as a ‘guardian’ of marine habitat protection for the MLPA “Initiative,” said Gurney………It is beyond shameful that state officials such as Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and MLPA Initiative advocates embraced the oil lobbyist’s questionable role in creating alleged “marine protected areas” on not only the South Coast, but on the Central Coast, North Central Coast and North Coast.     Read More

Industrialized…Fishing??? How about a Green Energy Industrial Assault?

I guess it’s OK to plant hundreds of 600′ tall (that’s equivalent to a 60 story building) wind towers on prime fishing grounds off of Delaware; but, according to this “Scraping the Seafloor Smooth” op-ed in the NY Times and posted on http://fisherynation.com/archives/1374   “heavy bottom trawling” is leveling off sea mounts and doing drastic damage to our ocean bottom http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/opinion/industrialized-fishing-scrapes-the-seafloor-smooth.html?_r=1

“Heavy trawling takes place all around the world, including off the coasts of the United States. In the scientists’ study area — the Mediterranean Sea near Spain   Read More

WASHINGTON -As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters that covers 96,430 acres approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bgwiiwiab&v=001Qll-Xe3DdxHqK5lM72iXgwxYClSTDUSBzbveiZFTiSwiGVm2WZQWqbhVVsFKOsW7poG992q9ow6_4JaEyxu-Q88tL-FAH3TqR-r62mC9dtcML3XW7OLlNwc8wpTtBq1T4LzZfIUcYFSdM_pGeTgZKZPmBtWPrxSY1h6VKvN_Y-OsTPwYIOKTqA%3D%3D