Interior Dept. needs balance

Denver Post Opinion

On Bush's watch, public land policy favored oil and gas extraction. Obama should also weigh environmental concerns....

... Tending to the complex environment of the vast open spaces, mountain ranges, rivers, forests, deserts and plains takes tremendous skill. Unfortunately, Westerners have watched the Bush administration's Interior leadership shrug off the complexities to pursue a single-minded and out-of-balance approach focused on oil and gas extraction.