Ken Salazar

Statue of Liberty (file/credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Feds Announce Statue Of Liberty To Reopen In Time For July 4 Holiday

Visitors will once again be welcomed to the Statue of Liberty by July 4, 2013, following the completion of repairs needed after superstorm Sandy, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced.

03/19/2013

The Statue of Liberty - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

Interior Secretary Tours Sandy Damage At Statue Of Liberty

Liberty Island was part of the close-up tour by the Secretary of the Interior Thursday, but it won’t be getting any tourists in the near future.

12/13/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images), Representative Michael Grimm (credit: grimm.house.gov)

President Obama Approves Measure Allowing Natural Gas Pipeline Through Rockaways, Brooklyn

The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.

11/28/2012

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the United 93 crash site - Shanskville, PA - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

United 93 Families Seek Money For Memorial

Families of those who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 asked lawmakers and Obama administration officials on Wednesday to set aside federal money to complete a 9/11 memorial at the crash site in Pennsylvania.

11/03/2011

The Statue of Liberty as seen from the air over New York City (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty To Close For Yearlong Renovations To Make Interior Safer, More Accessible

Starting October 29, the monument will be getting a $27.25 million makeover.

08/11/2011

Bats in the evening (file / credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Plan To Fight Bat Die-Off Welcomed In New Jersey

The Interior Department launched a national plan to combat a mysterious disease that has killed more than a million bats in the eastern and southern U.S. and is spreading.

05/18/2011

Central Park (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

US ‘Great Outdoors’ Program Touted In NYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to be joined in Manhattan’s Central Park on Thursday by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.

02/17/2011

Generic Wind Turbine Photo (credit: CBS 2)

A.C. Hosts Signing Of Wind Farm Lease

The lease signed Wednesday will cost Cape Wind Associates LLC $88,278 in annual rent prior to production, and a 2 to 7 percent operating fee during production.

10/06/2010