It’s been a rough few months for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Last month, one of Salazar’s predecessors -- a fellow Democrat -- blasted the Obama administration for failing to protect the nation’s natural resources. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who served in the Clinton administration, told the National Press Club "it is clear to to me that the House of Representatives will not only block progress but will continue to sustain an assault on our public lands and water. Therefore it is imperative that President Obama take up the mantle of land and water conservation -- something that he has not yet done in a significant way.”
Salazar’s taking heat from the other side, too: The energy industry and its congressional backers say his department’s policies are slowing oil and gas development. Salazar joins Ryan Warner.
[Photo: U.S. Department of the Interior]