Salazar Vows To Follow Science As Interior Chief

Law360 (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., has said that the U.S. Department of the Interior would base its decisions on sound science and not special interests if he were approved as secretary. But although he was mainly praised by fellow senators, a group of more than 100 scientists and conservation groups sent out a letter criticizing him for past hostility to the Endangered Species Act, among other things.

At his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Salazar said that his first priority as...
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