U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 404
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visits Southern California
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and BLM Director Bob Abbey visit BLM's Field Office in Palm Springs to emphasize the importance of renewable energy development in helping address climate change. The Secretary, also there to officially open the California Desert Renewable Energy Office (RECO), told gathered reporters and employees that the Desert is at the "epicenter" of this effort, promising it would be done "the right way," balancing protection of desert landscapes with renewable energy development. Members of the RECO team are shown behind the Secretary and Director, along with Palm Springs Field Manager John Kalish (right of the Secretary).
As part of the Secretary's tour, he visited with BLM's fire crew based out of Palm Springs, above. The Secretary took the crew up on their offer to climb up into a wildland fire engine, and see the sophisticated equipment up close, even testing the lights and sirens (they did.)
- J. Bedrosian, 10/15/09
BLM-California News.bytes, issue 404
|Last updated: 10-15-2009|