Senators take aim at Obama administration’s Interior cuts

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar may not have known what hit him Wednesday when he got a one-two punch from Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., over his agency’s proposed budget cut of $200 million for conservation projects on the Gulf Coast.

A fired up Landrieu told Salazar, a former U.S. senator from her own party, that she had had “enough” and “I don’t know how long this administration expects me to continue to try to be supportive.”

The proposed $200 million cut, she said, “is not going to happen.”

Sun Herald
3/1/12