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Interior chief sees many wind farms in US future

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar voiced optimism Friday that the nation's first offshore wind farm will soon break ground after more than a decade of delays and be followed by more off the Atlantic coast.Full story

Interior secretary apologizes for threatening to punch reporter

DENVER (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized on Wednesday to a Colorado newspaper reporter whom he had threatened to punch after being asked about the federal government's management of wild horse herds in the American West. Full story

'Solar energy zones' created on federal land

Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. Full story

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