By Tim Leeds 

Interior resumes wilderness designations


Rehberg calls it an abuse of power

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that his department is reversing a Bush-era ban on the designation of federal wilderness sites.The announcement drew both criticism and praise.

"Wise stewardship isn't just the right thing to do, it's good for business, and it's good for jobs," Salazar said in prepared remarks delivered in Denver. "So today, we are charting a new course for the protection of America's wild lands that recognizes just how important they are to the American people and to the local communities whose economies depend on the great o...

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