Friday, January 14, 2011

Tom Strickland to step down as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's chief of staff

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's chief of staff, Tom Strickland, will step down in February after 21 sometimes troubling months at a federal agency that is still reeling from one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history. The announcement today comes days before an oil-spill report is set to be released by President Barack Obama's commission probing the disaster, but Strickland and Salazar told The Denver Post that Strickland's departure was voluntary and that it is in no way indicative of a shake-up in the Interior Department. White House officials said Strickland, who also serves as assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, is leaving the post on his own. The two-time Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former U.S. attorney for Colorado says he will likely return to the private sector and stay in Washington, where his wife, an architect, has a job she likes. Strickland is applauded internally at the department for representing the United States' effort to protect the bluefin tuna and for launching America's Great Outdoors — modeled after Great Outdoors Colorado. But largely, his Interior tenure is clouded by the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher of 2010, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the nation's history...more


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This multi-species processing facility would slaughter horses, cattle and bison. Sue Wallis, the Republican state representative from Recluse

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