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    Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built.

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  • ** FILE ** Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar stands in front of a map of the Grand Canyon as he announces a 20-year ban on new mining claims. (Associated Press)

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  • TV fisherman Bill Dance shows off one of his catches. Tennessee tourism officials are stressing the state's outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking and camping. A trip with Mr. Dance is a prize in one of several state-sponsored outdoor-adventure contests. (Photo provided by Tennessee Department of Tourist Development)

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  • **FILE** President Barack Obama (Associated Press)

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  • The Department of the Interior announced on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, that it will not declare the dunes sagebrush lizard an endangered species. Officials said voluntary efforts by New Mexico and Texas have headed off the need for the federal government to step in. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

    Feds backtrack on endangered-lizard listing

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  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

    Salazar approves Utah gas wells

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  • President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia are greeted Jan. 16, 2012, by Paul F. Bliss, president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area as they participate in a community service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., at the Browne Education Campus in Washington. (Associated Press)

    On King's day, Obama issues call for service

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  • Report IDs nation's 101 top conservation projects

    An Interior Department report released Thursday identifies 101 high-priority conservation projects across the nation as part of President Barack Obama's initiative to protect public lands, but it says most will have to find funding somewhere besides the U.S. government.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gestures during an interview with the Associated Press on Sept. 21, 2011, in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Salazar says solar push to continue

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A temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims near the Grand Canyon was meant to slow a flurry of new uranium mining operations planned near the park. Thousands of claims exist for all types of hard-rock exploration, and some of the uranium claims are within five miles of the park's boundaries.

    Salazar extends ban on uranium mining

    The Obama administration Interior Department has extended a temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with an eye toward protecting 1 million acres and giving the federal government more time to study the economic and environmental effects of mining.

  • ** FILE ** Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, flanked by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Michael R. Bromwich (center) and Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland, visits Louisiana on Monday, Nov 22, 2010. He promised to work with the oil and gas industry and to "ensure that everyone understands the rules of the road." (Associated Press)

    Interior Secretary Salazar's pay hike spurs Senate fight

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  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 13, 2009, file photo, actress Eva Longoria is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, during an event announcing the leadership of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    Salazar endorses Latino museum plan

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a federal commission's call to build a national museum devoted to American Latino art, history and culture next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Tuesday's announcement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (center) that a federal agency has approved plans for the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast clears the way for America's first offshore wind farm. (Associated Press)

    Offshore wind farm passes final government test

    A federal agency approved a construction and operations plan for the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for work to begin on America's first offshore wind farm as early as this fall, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday.

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  • Former U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar urges delegates to drum up support for the re-election bid of U.S. Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., during the Colorado Democratic Party's State Assembly in Denver on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

  • A year later, then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar warned "the current path of the wild horse and burro program is not sustainable."

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