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Secretary Salazar and President, Enbridge, Inc. Al Monaco “flipped the switch” on the Enbridge Silver State North solar project.

Photos: Enbridge Silver State North Solar Project

MON, MAY 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar visited the Enbridge Silver State North Solar Project in Nevada where he “flipped the switch” on the first large-scale solar energy project located on U.S. public lands to deliver power to American consumers.

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Sign

Photos: Rocky Mountain Greenway Project

FRI, MAY 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper formalized an agreement to implement conservation and recreation projects throughout the Denver and Front Range metropolitan area.

The agreement, signed today at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, establishes a 10-person steering committee to implement the Rocky Mountain Greenway Project – a federal, state, local and stakeholder partnership to create uninterrupted trails/transportation linkages connecting the Denver metro area’s trail systems, the three National Wildlife Refuges in the metro region, Rocky Mountain National Park, and community trails systems in between.

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Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights Compact Signing Ceremony

Photos: Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights Compact Signing Ceremony

FRI, APRIL 27, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar joined Crow Tribe Apsáalooke Nation Chairman Cedric Black Eagle and Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer for the signing of a Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights Compact. The compact seeks to resolve more than three decades of controversy, ensure safe drinking water for the reservation, and provide for the rehabilitation of the Crow Irrigation Project.

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Secretary Salazar speaking at the National Press Club

Photos: National Press Club

TUE, APRIL 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar spoke to the National Press Club on President Obama’s “all of the above” strategy for domestic energy development, including the expansion of domestic oil and gas production, and initiatives to harness renewable and alternative energy sources.

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Secretary Salazar speaking at the White House Hispanic Community Action Summit

Photos: White House Hispanic Community Action Summit and Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards

THU, APRIL 5, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and dozens of White House and Cabinet officials joined Los Angeles area leaders, educators, business owners and state and local elected officials to identify and address issues important to the Hispanic community and the nation at the White House Hispanic community action summit.

Later, Secretary Salazar attended the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards in Los Angeles, CA.

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Secretary Salazar feeding flamingos at the San Diego Zoo

Photos: Salazar meets with local leaders in Nevada and California to boost travel and tourism

WED, APRIL 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar met with Senator Harry Reid, Governor Brian Sandoval, and Chairman of BrandUSA Stephen J. Cloobeck, along with local business leaders, to discuss how to design and promote travel itineraries that will draw more visitors to Southern Nevada and encourage them to plan lengthier trips to the region. Later, Secretary Salazar joins U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis and San Diego Zoo Global President Rick Gulley for a travel and tourism meeting at the San Diego Zoo in California.

 

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Secretary Salazar speaking at the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Photos: Fort Berthold Reservation

TUE, APRIL 3, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, Senators Conrad and Hoeven and Congressman Berg met with Chairman Tex G. Hall and other leaders of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, where a partnership with Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs has spurred oil production and generated massive increases in royalty revenues for the tribal government and individual land owners.

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Secretary Salazar speaks with oil rig workers

Photos: Oil and Gas Development in North Dakota

MON, APRIL 2, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar toured oil and gas development operations on federal mineral estate in western North Dakota, where oil and gas production is rapidly expanding on federal, state, and private lands.  

Accompanied by U.S. Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven, and Congressman Rick Berg, Secretary Salazar visited a drilling rig actively producing oil from federal resources; toured a crude oil production facility where oil is processed, stored, and transported via truck, rail and pipelines to refineries across the country; met with federal employees and heard about the work they are doing to safely expand domestic oil and gas production in the region; and toured private housing accommodations for workers from across the country who come to North Dakota for high-paying jobs.

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Secretary Salazar picking up an acoustical source.

Photos: Energy Development off the Atlantic

WED, MARCH 28, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that Interior is taking steps to assess the conventional and renewable energy resource potential in the Mid- and South Atlantic. The draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, released for public comment, will help inform future decisions about whether, and if so where, leasing would be appropriate in these areas.

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First Lady Michelle Obama planting a Cherry Blossom Tree.

Photos: 100th Anniversary of Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony

TUE, MARCH 27, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar joined First Lady Michelle Obama and the Ambassador of Japan to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki for the 1912 Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony along the Tidal Basin. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary since the United States received 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees as a gift from Japan symbolizing the friendship between the two countries.

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Secretary Salazar and Dr. Jill Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, at the Department of Labor Hall of Honor Induction and Auditorium.

Photos: Department of Labor Hall of Honor Induction and Auditorium Renaming

MON, MARCH 26, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar participated in two events highlighting the role American Latinos have played in shaping our history. Salazar joined Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to honor the contributions of farm workers with the induction of the Pioneers of the Farm Worker Movement into the Labor Hall of Honor. As part of the ceremony, the Department of Labor’s auditorium was re-named to the Cesar Chavez Memorial Auditorium. Later, Salazar addressed the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities 17th Annual Capitol Forum.

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Secretary Salazar and NPS Director Jon Jarvis tour Independence National Historical Park.

Photos: Independence National Historical Park

THU, MARCH 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar spoke at a town hall with local tourism and business leaders in Philadelphia to emphasize the importance of international tourism to economic growth and job creation. The visit coincided with the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Convention, an international treaty that seeks to recognize and protect the world’s most significant places, such as Independence Hall, for future generations.

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Secretary Salazar and Deputy Secretary Hayes with the US Park Police & NPS Employees for the work with Occupy DC.

Photos: 68th Department of the Interior Honor Awards Convocation

WED, MARCH 7, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Photos from the 68th Department of the Interior Honor Awards Convocation at which 44 awards were presented to Department of the Interior employees and volunteers selected for their service to the department and to the nation.

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Photos: Chattahoochee River Water Trail in Georgia

SUN, FEBRUARY 26, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

From Chattahoochee River NRA, "America's First National Water Trail"

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Secretary Salazar with employees of the Medford Ecological Pilot Project.

Photos: Ecological Forestry in Western Oregon

TUE, FEBRUARY 21, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

During a visit to one of three ecological forestry pilot projects in Oregon, Secretary Salazar announced that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management will apply ecological forestry principles on a broader landscape to restore forest health and to provide sustainable timber harvests for local mills and the communities who rely on the timber industry for jobs and economic strength.

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Secretary Salazar and State Secretary Clinton at a transboundary Agreement signing in Mexico.

Photos: Transboundary Agreement Signing

MON, FEBRUARY 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar joined Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations Patricia Espinosa, and Mexican Minister of Energy Jordy Herrera in Los Cabos, Mexico at the signing of an agreement on the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reservoirs along the United States’ and Mexico’s maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ohio

Photos: Ohio Manufacturing Facilities

TUE, FEBRUARY 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar visited two manufacturing facilities in Ohio that are helping to power the nation’s growing energy economy. The plants, which employ American workers to manufacture products and components used in oil and gas production and to fabricate wind towers, underscore the President’s call for an economy driven by American energy, American skills and innovation, and American manufacturing.

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Secretary Salazar and Secretary Chu

Photo of the Week

FRI, FEBRUARY 3, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall. The LED lights, donated by OSRAM SYLVANIA and installed pro bono by Pepco, the electric utility that serves Washington, D.C., will reduce lighting energy use for the streetlamps by up to 65 percent.

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Secretary Salazar and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

Photos: Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Announcement

THU, FEBRUARY 2, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that the department’s renewable energy initiative has cleared an important environmental review, allowing Interior to move forward with the process for wind energy lease sales off Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware.

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Secretary Salazar and NPS Director Jon Jarvis

Photos: Richmond National Battlefield Park

WED, FEBRUARY 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar announced a 385-acre expansion of Richmond National Battlefield Park to enhance tourism and create new jobs for Virginia. The announcement coincides with the National Park Service’s 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War and comes as part of the Obama administration’s effort to significantly boost tourism and travel in the United States.

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