President-elect Barack Obama introduces Sen. Ken Salazar, (D-CO), right, as the next interior secretary at a news conference Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
President-elect Barack Obama introduces Sen. Ken Salazar, (D-CO), right, as the next interior secretary at a news conference Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/MCT) Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune / MCT
President-elect Barack Obama introduces Sen. Ken Salazar, (D-CO), right, as the next interior secretary at a news conference Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/MCT) Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune / MCT

Salazar pick indicates big change at Interior Department

December 17, 2008 6:26 PM