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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:25:06 PM

The Department of the Interior is huge — more than 70,000 employees manage a half-billion acres of public land, mostly in the West. The department does everything from operate national parks to administer Native American social programs and manage wild horses.

But Ken Salazar's four-year tenure as interior secretary has been dominated by his department's role in the oil business. Salazar announced Wednesday that he will leave his Cabinet post in March, adding to President Obama's second-term Cabinet turnover.

In addition to its many other roles, the Interior Department oversees oil and natural gas drilling leases on public land and offshore. And after BP's 2010 drilling rig accident and spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Salazar said this on CNN:


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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:18:02 AM

He was good for Colorado as AG and he was good for the US.

Bye, bye oilfreak -- off into the ether zone -- enuff of the political -- the 'ignore button' pleez --
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:37:47 PM

I still get a chuckle out of the fact that Salazar along with Obammy voted for the 2005 Energy Act that the anti-fracturing crowd so hate!
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:12:20 AM

Ken Salazar, another puppet of obozo.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:07:44 PM


Thanks everyone for your excellent comments!
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:47:04 AM

Bring back James Watt?
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:57:34 AM

I guess if you can"t get everybody to like you, then make sure one side's not any more ticked off at you than the other.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:08:21 PM

I never liked Ken Salazar to start with.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:57:08 PM

An exhausting job. We need an energetic, level-headed champion to look out for us and our offspring in this area.
ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:24:16 PM

watch and see.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:10:21 PM

this along with the epa and doe's demise would greatly reduce
government spending and cut the defecit greatly
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:02:49 PM

What 'isle'?
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:53:32 PM

I suspect he will do very well for himself once he leaves office just and the one before them did from both sides of the isle.
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:44:23 PM

WHAT BULL............
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:33:48 PM

Hardly a legacy
doggod
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:23:48 PM

Now there's a department just ripe for downsizing ... in lieu of increasing the national debt. They own most of Alaska, why not sell it to people who would be happy to manage their own lands without costing the Feds a penny.

mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:23:34 PM

OK
Zeke33
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:22:21 PM

KeEn Salazar, just another Political Hack.
evowner
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:31:32 PM

Treating big oil as an adversary is the only way. If you show any mercy, we have another spill to clean up.
danandmary
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:29:02 PM

What about gas?
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