Former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar will step down as Interior Secretary at the end of March.
Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 7:58 am
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar intends to step down at the end of March, his office confirms to NPR's Jeff Brady.
Word of Salazar's plan broke over night. According to The Denver Post, the former senator from Colorado intends to "return to Colorado to spend time with his family."
As the Post writes:
A final study analyzing the future of the Colorado River Basin says the gap between supply and demand over the next 50 years is expected to be significant.
The controversial paraphrased quote on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be removed.
A plan to remove the "Drum Major" inscription was approved Tuesday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Here's more from the statement announcing the move: