Geothermal energy will play a key role in powering America's energy futureU.S. acreage opened for geothermal Dec 23, 2008
I am also announcing that this listing decision will be accompanied by administrative guidance and a rule that defines the scope of impact my decision will have, in order to protect the polar bear while limiting the unintended harm to the society and economy of the United StatesPolar bear listed as threatened species May 14, 2008
This experiment has been timed to take advantage of the highest sediment deposits in a decade and designed to better assess the ability of these releases to rebuild beaches that provide habitat for endangered wildlife and campsites for thousands of Grand Canyon National Park touristsGrand Canyon flooded to improve ecosystem Mar 05, 2008
Today I am proud to announce: the eagle has returnedBald eagles no longer on endangered list Jun 28, 2007
Polar bears are one of nature's ultimate survivors, able to live and thrive in one of the world's harshest environmentsPolar bears may be a threatened species Dec 28, 2006
Dirk Arthur Kempthorne (born October 29, 1951 in San Diego, California), was the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, who served under President George W. Bush from 2006–2009. A Republican, Kempthorne previously served as Governor and as a U.S. Senator from Idaho. He is reportedly exploring a bid for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012.
Kempthorne was first elected to public office as mayor of Boise in 1985, where he served for seven years. According to The New York Times, over the course of his career in public service, Kempthorne established a reputation as "a personable leader with a strong understanding of issues."
Kempthorne is notable for his conservative views, particularly on economic issues.