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'''Kenneth Lee Salazar''' (born March 2, 1955) is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the [[Obama Administration]]. Previously he was U.S. Senator from [[Colorado]]. He is member of the "[[Blue Dog Democrats|Blue Dog]]" conservative faction of the [[Democratic Party]]. He is of [[Latino]] heritage, his family arriving in Colorado before 1850.
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'''Kenneth Lee Salazar''', born March 2, 1955 (age {{age|1955|3|2}}), is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the [[Obama Administration]]. Previously he was U.S. Senator from [[Colorado]]. He is member of the "[[Blue Dog Democrats|Blue Dog]]" conservative faction of the [[Democratic Party]]. He is of [[Latino]] heritage, his family arriving in Colorado before 1850.
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== Oil Drilling ==
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Salazar, as a member of the [[Obama administration]], is in charge of issuing leases (permits) for oil drilling in [[America]]. Since coming to office, he has cancelled 77 leases approved by the [[Bush administration]]. He has shut down deep-water offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico due to the [[Gulf oil spill disaster]] and has issued just one permit his entire time in office, the first week of March 2011.
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In 2008, [[Mitch McConnell]] attempted to introduce legislation to trigger [[ANWR]] oil drilling in the event of an emergency. The now famous exchange had Salazar denying oil drilling even if the cost of gasoline reaches $10 per gallon. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0FcNNeuf0E See video]
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
 
*[[Adolfo Carrion Jr.]]
 
*[[Adolfo Carrion Jr.]]
*[[Obama Administration]]
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*[[Bill Richardson]]
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*[[Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster]]
  
==External Links==
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==External links==
 
*[http://salazar.senate.gov/ Official Site]
 
*[http://salazar.senate.gov/ Official Site]
  
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Latest revision as of 23:54, 26 August 2016

Ken Salazar
Salazar1.jpg
50th United States Secretary of the Interior
From: January 20, 2009-Present
President Barack Hussein Obama
Predecessor Dirk Kempthorne
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Senator from Colorado
From: January 3, 2005 – January 20, 2009
Predecessor Ben Campbell
Successor Michael Bennett
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Hope Salazar
Religion Roman Catholic

Kenneth Lee Salazar, born March 2, 1955 (age 62), is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the Obama Administration. Previously he was U.S. Senator from Colorado. He is member of the "Blue Dog" conservative faction of the Democratic Party. He is of Latino heritage, his family arriving in Colorado before 1850.

Oil Drilling

Salazar, as a member of the Obama administration, is in charge of issuing leases (permits) for oil drilling in America. Since coming to office, he has cancelled 77 leases approved by the Bush administration. He has shut down deep-water offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico due to the Gulf oil spill disaster and has issued just one permit his entire time in office, the first week of March 2011.

In 2008, Mitch McConnell attempted to introduce legislation to trigger ANWR oil drilling in the event of an emergency. The now famous exchange had Salazar denying oil drilling even if the cost of gasoline reaches $10 per gallon. See video

See also

External links