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17 December 2008

Obama Names Secretary of the Interior

President-Elect Barack Obama named Ken Salazor the new Secretary of the Interior. Salazor is a first time democrat Senator from Colorado who spent 11 years as an environmental lawyer. He supports oil drilling on federal lands and is a champion on environmental issues and alternative energy. He wishes to reduce the dependency on foreign oil.

Thomas Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and attorney at the Dorsey Trial Group, was named the Secretary of Agriculture.

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