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Interior Secretary

President-elect George W. Bush nominated Gale Norton, Colorado's former attorney general, as secretary of the interior today. Norton is protege of former Interior Secretary James Watt, and supports Bush's plan for expanded oil exploration in Alaska. As NPR's John Nielsen reports, her nomination came as an unwelcome surprise to many environmentalists.

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