U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks before an experimental high flow release from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Bob Strong
Interior head Salazar to leave Obama administration
Posted : Wednesday, 16 January 2013 07:45AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce he is stepping down, a White House official confirmed on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, which first reported the move, said President Barack Obama had wanted Salazar to remain at the department, which oversees much of the nation's natural resources including national parks and Indian tribal land. The department has a key role in various industries such as energy and mining.
(Reporting by Steve Holland and Susan Heavey; Editing by Vicki Allen)
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