January 16, 2013 / 3:25 PM / 5 years ago

U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar says stepping down

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday said he will step down from the post at the end of March.

“I look forward to returning to my family and Colorado,” Salazar said in a statement.

The Interior Department oversees management of federal lands - including energy extraction - and is the key agency for Native American issues.

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