Ken Salazar has announced his plans to leave his position as Secretary of the Interior at the end of March. He plans to return to Colorado to spend time with his family. Salazar is the latest in a growing list of vacancies in President Obama’s cabinet. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson also plans to leave her post, as will as a number of other top officials with responsibility for major scientific programs, including the heads of the United States Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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