Salazar was not first choice of conservationists-
I guess I didn’t really need to write that.
On the other hand, he is far better than Bush’s secretaries Gale Norton and Dirk Kempthorne, both the absolute bottom of the barrel. We’ll now see if he gets a free hand to choose the assistant secretaries in DOI or whether conservation wildlife groups gets a few choice appointments.
Story in the LA Times. ” Obama picks Salazar as Interior secretary. The Colorado senator, an attorney with expertise in water law, has criticized the department for opening up his state’s Roan Plateau to drilling.” By Jim Tankersley and Julie Cart.
Obama’s Choice of Salazar Raises Progressive Concern. Beyond Chron.org. By Randy Shaw‚ Dec. 16‚ 2008
Obama punts public lands passion in choosing Salazar. By Billie Stanton. Tucson Citizen.com.