Home » Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »State of Idaho »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

Salazar

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters that the President’s budget sustains support for the department’s core missions, which, in Salazar’s words “underscores the pivotal role that this Department plays as a driver of economic activity, especially for rural areas.”  The Interior Secretary outlined the budget as including $1.3-billion for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (which includes the National Elk Refuge), and $2.3-billion for the National Park Service.  Salazar also says the budget would provide strong support for basic and applied science to support stewardship of natural resources.  Additionally, he says the budget requested would include$776.9-million for wildland fire management including suppression operations, burned area rehabilitation and hazardous fuels reduction – although the latter was reduced by nearly $89-million.  All in all, Salazar says coming on the heels of last month’s sequestration, the proposed budget is (quoting now) “what it will take to get us out of a ditch and on the right track.”

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin