Friday, November 21, 2008

Grijalva to Interior?

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Now here's one we didn't see coming: Politico is reporting that Barack Obama may be considering Congressman Raul Grijalva for secretary of the Interior Department:

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) may be emerging as a top contender to be Barack Obama’s secretary of the interior, according to sources close to the transition.

The Interior Department — which oversees federal lands, national parks and endangered species — has traditionally been headed by a Westerner.

Grijalva recently lambasted the administration for poor treatment of national parks and opposed President George W. Bush’s recent decision to allow coal mining in Arizona. The congressman also has introduced several pieces of legislation to restore and protect federal lands. And he’s supported global warming legislation and funding for renewable energy.

The Interior Department is expected to play a leading role in greenhouse gas regulation next year, an issue that some environmental groups say he could be instrumental in advancing.

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