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Salazar Is Latest Departure From Obama's Energy-Environment Team

Today, the largest solar energy projects in the world are under construction on Americas public lands in the West, and weve issued the first leases for offshore wind in the Atlantic, said Salazar in a statement. I am proud of the renewable energy revolution that we have launched.

Interiors renewable push also has irked some environmentalists, who have challenged some projects in court under the Endangered Species Act. Environmentalists also have criticized Interiors tentative approval last year of limited offshore drilling in Alaskas Arctic seas. Interior is currently under pressure from green groups to declare a moratorium on Arctic drilling activity, following the accidental grounding of a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig off Alaskas coast during a Dec. 31 storm.

Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.

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