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Senate nears vote on interior secretary

WASHINGTON - A Senate vote on President Bush's nomination of Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne to serve as interior secretary could occur as early as today, after Sen. Mary Landrieu dropped her opposition. Sound off on...
Court dismisses challenge to Bush roadless policy

...Colorado has created a task force to examine public land that had been covered by the Clinton ban. Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne has said he would wait until next year to ask the Forest Service to open millions of acres of forest, and has asked...
Northwest Digest

...the ground! Get on the ground!" New interior head supports volcano work VANCOUVER, Wash. - Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Wednesday that volcanic monitoring done by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Northwest is essential to emergency...
Biologists test for bird flu in Alaska

...might bring a deadly avian flu strain to the United States. Sound off on the important issues at Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, visiting a bird nesting site outside Barrow, reported Tuesday that 13,000 bird samples have been tested. While...
Secretary: Pipeline ills shouldn't bar new Arctic drilling

PRUDHOE BAY - Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was getting his first look Wednesday at BP Alaska's pipeline corrosion that shut down some North Slope oil production, but said...
BP optimistic about Prudhoe production perceived as wanting to return pipes to use prematurely. But in briefings given Wednesday to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, who is on a three-day tour of North Slope oil facilities, and in separate interviews, BP officials clearly were...
Deadline nears for decision on walrus listing

...latter half of the century because of the lagged effect of greenhouse gases already emitted. Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in 2008 put polar bears on the threatened species ice because of sea ice loss. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...hydropower operations -- but only without jeopardizing the region's electric supply. The plan was released by Govs. Dirk Kempthorne of Idaho, Montana's Marc Racicot, Oregon's John Kitzhaber and Washington's Gary Locke. In two days, federal...
Groups take first steps toward polar bear protection lawsuit

...A formal notice must be sent before a lawsuit may be filed in federal court. The deadline for Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne's decision was Wednesday. Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity said missing the deadline was illegal...
Stevens opposes listing bears

...petition seeking to list polar bears as threatened because of habitat loss due to global warming. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne proposed the listing a year ago, citing thinning sea ice as a major problem for the animals and expressing concern...


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