The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee met yesterday to decide whether Dirk Kempthorne should be confirmed as the next Secretary of the Interior. President Bush chose the Republican Idaho Governor to succeed outgoing secretary Gale Norton. But Florida’s Senators are concerned Kempthorne will move ahead with a plan that could open up the eastern gulf to off-shore drilling. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.
Friday, 05 May 2006 01:00
Interior Secretary NomineeWritten by Terry Gildea