Controversial quote to be removed from MLK monument

Controversial quote to be removed from MLK monument

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A controversially paraphrased quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., is being removed rather than replaced, officials said.
Senate confirms Jewell as interior chief

Senate confirms Jewell as interior chief

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed outdoor retailer REI chief Sally Jewell as interior secretary, overcoming threats by some Republicans to hold up her nomination.

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Coast Guard refers Shell to Justice Dept.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 28 (UPI) -- A Coast Guard official in Alaska said a request has been made for the Justice Department to investigate Shell Oil's failed 2012 arctic drilling efforts.

Republicans fired up by latest oil plans

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is blocking access to shale oil deposits in the United States in key Western states, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.

Obama schedule for Monday, March 25

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- President Obama speaks at a naturalization ceremony Monday for active duty service members and civilians, the White House said.
Interior nominee approved by comittee

Interior nominee approved by comittee

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee Thursday gave its approval to President Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell to be Secretary of the Interior.

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Statue of Liberty to reopen by July 4

Statue of Liberty to reopen by July 4

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- The Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy struck last fall, will reopen by the Fourth of July, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday.

U.S. greenlights western green projects

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 (UPI) -- Renewable projects in western states approved by the government could generate enough power to meet the needs of 340,000 homes, the interior secretary said.
GOP sees budget savior in energy

GOP sees budget savior in energy

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is standing in the way of an energy revolution that could help address U.S. economic woes, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash said.

U.S. inching closer to offshore wind

BOSTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department said it was moving closer to issuing its first leases for offshore wind energy developments in the Atlantic Ocean.

Shell's arctic program faces more setbacks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Shell needs to address a series of safety violations revealed by the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the company's work off the Alaskan coast, a U.S. lawmaker said.

Shell faces uncertain Alaskan future

JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Shell said the company hasn't made a final decision on exploration plans offshore Alaska following issues reported with drilling rigs.
Earth-observing satellite in Calif. launch

Earth-observing satellite in Calif. launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A satellite to monitor the Earth's surface is on its way to its final orbit after a successful launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA says.
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Ken Salazar
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on a clean energy economy and reducing global warming pollution in Washington on July 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Kenneth Lee "Ken" Salazar (pronounced /ˈsæləzɑr/; born March 2, 1955) is the current United States Secretary of the Interior, in the administration of President Barack Obama. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 2005 to 2009. He and Mel Martinez (R-Florida) were the first Hispanic U.S. Senators since 1977; they were joined by Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) in January 2006. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, he served as Attorney General of Colorado from 1999 to 2005.

On December 17, 2008, President-elect Obama announced he would nominate Salazar as U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The environmentalist movement's reaction to this nomination was mixed. Previously, Salazar supported the nomination of Gale Norton to Secretary of the Interior, President George W. Bush's first appointee who preceded Salazar as Colorado Attorney General. On January 20, 2009, Salazar was confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate.

Ken Salazar was born in Alamosa, Colorado, the son of Emma M. and Henry (Enrique) S. Salazar. He grew up near Manassa, in the community of Los Rincones in the San Luis Valley area of south-central Colorado. Salazar attended St. Francis Seminary and Centauri High School in La Jara, graduating in 1973. He later attended Colorado College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1977, and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. Later Salazar was awarded honorary degrees (Doctor of Laws) from Colorado College (1993) and the University of Denver (1999). After graduating, Salazar started private law practice.

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