Kudos to Sec. Salazar for doing the right thing. I, too, was surprised by Salazar's action, since he doesn't have much of an environmental background. Maybe winning is helping all of us perk up a bit.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is canceling oil and gas leases on 77 parcels of federal land in Utah, according to sources familiar with the decision, ending a fierce battle over whether to allow energy exploration in the environmentally sensitive area.