Politics & Government

December 17, 2008 6:26 PM

Salazar pick indicates big change at Interior Department

With 60 percent of the land in Alaska managed by federal agencies, Alaskans with a stake in environmental and natural resource issues were paying close attention Wednesday when President-elect Barack Obama named Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado as his nominee for interior secretary. Obama's pick elect suggested a 180-degree move from the Interior Department under the Bush administration.

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