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2013-02-20 12:25:03

Top Political and Civic Leaders Launch "National Conversations on American Unity" in a Town Hall Event at Reagan Library on March 6 Americans Across the Country Invited to Join Dialogue Online WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced the creation of a new Commission on Political Reform (CPR) to understand the causes and consequences of America's partisan political divide and to recommend reforms to help Americans achieve...

2012-03-15 19:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP senior counsel Michael Bogert testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The Committee conducted an oversight hearing on, "Indian Water Rights: Promoting the Negotiation and Implementation of Water Settlements in Indian Country." The Committee called the hearing to receive testimony from administrative officials, tribal and state organizations, and academics regarding the benefits of...

2011-05-17 16:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Dirk Kempthorne*, ACLI President & CEO and former Idaho Governor, on the passing of baseball legend Harmon Killebrew: "Harmon Killebrew was a truly great athlete and a truly great humanitarian. He made Idaho proud and has left a positive lasting legacy as evidenced by his many friends in the state and his entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I was honored and delighted every time I was in...

2010-11-09 15:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To demonstrate its commitment to making Washington work, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today launched The Democracy Project, a new initiative to bring bipartisan and diverse voices together to support efforts to improve the ability of government to grapple with the nation's challenges. The Project, launched at the BPC's Political Summit at Tulane University in New Orleans, is guided by an advisory committee co-chaired by former...

2009-08-12 12:49:00

BOWIE, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 49th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, joins the Plan B Government Systems, Inc. (PBGSI) Advisory Board as Chairman to advise and assist the Bowie-based IT integrator. "I am excited to be working with a team like PBGSI," Kempthorne said. "They are a leading edge, creative and customer-oriented company highly regarded within the IT industry and I am proud to be associated with them." Kempthorne will provide strategic advise to...

2009-05-04 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that Dirk A. Kempthorne has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective April 28, 2009. Appointed the 49th United States Secretary of the Interior in June 2006, Secretary Kempthorne, age 57, served in that capacity until January 2009. He served as the Governor of Idaho from 1999 until his appointment as Secretary of the Interior and was also a United States Senator representing the...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Four environmental groups this week accused the Bureau of Land Management of skipping a step on its way to amending land- management plans that they say will "expedite" commercial development of oil shale in the Green River Basin. The Wilderness Society, Western Resource Advocates, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter Monday to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. In the letter, they claimed the BLM...

2008-10-07 09:00:28

By Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The federal government will designate "critical habitat" for polar bears in the ocean off Alaska's coast, a decision that could add restrictions to future offshore petroleum exploration or drilling. Federal law prohibits agencies from taking actions that may adversely modify critical habitat and interfere with polar bear recovery. That likely will affect oil and gas activity, said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity, one of three...

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2008-10-07 06:30:00

Three conservation groups have reached a settlement with federal officials on polar bear habitat. The agreement could add restrictions to future petroleum exploration or drilling off Alaska's coast; it sets deadlines for the Interior Department secretary to designate "critical habitat" for polar bears. The designation stops federal agencies from doing anything that may "adversely modify" critical habitat that could interfere with polar bear recovery. Those actions could include offshore...

2008-10-02 09:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A rare fish found only in Utah may become a snag in the Southern Nevada Water Authority's bid to pump water from sources along the state's border with Utah to Las Vegas. The Center for Biological Diversity, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation and the Great Basin Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Wednesday filed a notice of intent to sue Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne regarding the issue of pumping water from the Snake Valley along the border....