Italia Federici is the president of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy (CREA). "Federici is a former political aide to Interior Secretary Gale Norton and a confidante of other department officials, most notably former Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles." 
"In the mid-1990s, a woman named Italia Federici worked on former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton's failed bid for the U.S. Senate. Then the two women teamed up to create an organization called the Coalition of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy. ... The group [is] now called the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy," reported the Rocky Mountain News.
By Italia Federici
Articles & Commentary
- "Griles fought casino opposed by Abramoff's clients," Indianz.com, March 14, 2005.
- "Gaming leads to new concerns about lobbyists," Indianz.com, May 26, 2005.
- M.E. Sprengelmeyer, "Colo. Link in Lobby Probe; Norton Associate Questioned on Ties to D.C. Insider," Rocky Mountain News, June 18, 2005.
- Susan Schmidt, "Abramoff Cited Aid Of Interior Official: Conflict-of-Interest Probe Is Underway," Washington Post, August 28, 2005.
- Chris Knape, "Lobbyist influence in fighting casino is questioned," Grand Rapids Press (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)),August 31, 2005.
- Gale Courey Toensing, "Interior official implicated in Abramoff dealings," Indian Country, September 2, 2005.
- "Interior drawn into Senate committee's lobbying probe," Indianz.com, October 26, 2005.
- Brody Mullins, "Senators to Probe Lobbyist's Activities. Hearing Will Focus on Whether Abramoff Tried to Sway Decision About New Casino," Wall Street Journal Online, November 2, 2005.
- "Tribal leaders say lobbyists 'preyed' on insecurities," Associated Press (USA Today), November 2, 2005.
- "Indian leaders testify in lobbyist probe. Tribe chairman: 'They hit the jackpot with us'," Associated Press (CNN), November 2, 2005.
- Philip Shenon, "Inquiry on Lobbyist Widens to Senior Officials; Senate Hearing Is Today," New York Times (TruthOut), November 2, 2005.
- Suzanne Gamboa, "Former top Interior official denies Abramoff influence," Associated Press (Sun Herald), November 2, 2005.
- John Solomon, "DeLay's staff tried to help Abramoff," Associated Press (Kansas.com), November 3, 2005. re Thomas D. DeLay
- Jennifer Talhelm, "Probe now focused on former Colorado political operative," Associated Press (Bismarck Tribune), November 3, 2005.
- M.E. Sprengelmeyer, "Former Norton aide quizzed by senators. Panel eyes alleged ties to lobbyist who represented tribes," Rocky Mountain News, November 3, 2005.
- "E-mails show DeLay’s office helping lobbyist," Associated Press (Billings Gazette), November 4, 2005.
- Gale Courey Toensing, "Former Interior deputy denies Abramoff influenced BIA decisions," Indian Country, November 4, 2005.
- John Aloysius Farrell, "Where is Italia Federici?" Denver Post, November 6, 2005; also posted on Indianz.com website.
- M.E. Sprengelmeyer, "Norton associate grilled on tribal donations," Rocky Mountain News, November 17, 2005.
- Suzanne Gamboa, "Head of GOP Group Denies Trading Access," Associated Press (Yahoo! News), November 17, 2005.
- "CREW Demands Federici Be Referred to Department of Justice for Perjury Investigation. Calls on Committee to Conduct Further Hearings," CREW, November 17, 2005.
- Susan Schmidt, "Abramoff Witness Frustrates Panel. E-Mails Suggest She Was Lobbyist's Connection to Interior Official," Washington Post, November 18, 2005.
- Michael Scherer, "The greening of Italia Federici. To buy influence at the White House, GOP operative Jack Abramoff gave $500,000 in tribal loot to a Gale Norton pal who heads an 'environmental' nonprofit," Salon, November 18, 2005. Preview or subscription required.
- M.E. Sprengelmeyer, "Senator rips testimony. Norton cohort said donations, actions weren't connected," Rocky Mountain News, November 18, 2005.
- Anne E. Kornblut, "Friend of Abramoff Testifies on Their Ties," New York Times, November 18, 2005.
- Mary Curtius, "Lobbyist Probe Sparks Senate Fireworks," Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2005.
- Mike Soraghan, "Group led by ex-Norton associate criticized," Denver Post, October 14, 2006.
- Emma Schwartz, "Federici is Latest Target in Abramoff Probe," Legal Times, April 2, 2007.
- Paul Kiel, "Paper: Conservative Think Tanker Is Investigation Target," TPMmuckraker, April 3, 2007.