Interior Secretary Salazar calls it QuitsBy Steve Casimiro on January 17th, 2013
Coloradan Ken Salazar has announced he’s hanging up his Secretary of the Interior boots. The departure comes none to soon for critics on the right, who said Salazar didn’t move fast enough on oil and gas exploration in the West and pushed too hard on solar and wind energy production from that same land. Critics on the left say the opposite, that Salazar was too in bed with big oil, angering environmentalists who attacked coal projects in Wyoming and preliminary drilling in Arctic waters. His replacement will almost certainly also be a Westerner. Names floated include former senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, outgoing Washington governor Christine Gregoire, and recently departed Montana governor Brian Schweitzer. Via The Hill.
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