Interior's Ken Salazar stepping down
January 16th, 2013
06:55 AM ET
1 year ago

Interior's Ken Salazar stepping down

Washington (CNN) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who led the response to the 2010 BP oil spill and administered a moratorium on offshore drilling, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down.

The former Colorado lawmaker plans to return home in March after eight turbulent and busy years in Washington, four years in the U.S. Senate and four years as head of the Interior Department.

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  1. Catmandew

    Like rats leaving a sinking ship the Obama administration! Another piece of deadwood gone! Good riddence dont let the door hit ya in da behind on your way out!

    January 16, 2013 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  2. BubblesB

    This is what every member of a re-elected President's cabinet does at the end of the first term. Everyone gives their resignation. The President either accepts it or asks the person to stay on. Sometimes the person really doesn't want to stay on and leaves anyway. But please don't make this look like everyone is deserting President Obama.

    January 16, 2013 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  3. DENNA

    That's too bad. Oh well, enjoy your new leisure. Unfortunately, this will give the GOP boogymen another chance to not do their jobs in finding your replacement.

    January 16, 2013 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Everyone is bailing out........they know it is a sinking ship.

    January 16, 2013 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  5. gt

    ken did a nice job..just hope the next will be pro fracking ...this is america best hopeof independence from middle east oil ..and thousands of good paying jobs...no matter the party....natural gas can change america

    January 16, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  6. Name lynn

    Good luck spending time with your family, an good bye.

    January 16, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It would have been nice for him to wait a little longer so that there is one less thing to do.

    January 16, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |