Change may be coming to one of the departments of the federal government that was most damaged under the Bush administration.
Ken Salazar, the new Interior Secretary, said at a White House briefing this afternoon that he would undertake a top-to-bottom review of ethical misconduct at his agency, reports the Associated Press.
Salazar cited several of the department’s lowest moments during the Bush years, and said that probes closed by the Bush administration could be reopened.
As we’ve noted at TPMmuckraker, Interior employees were found to have partied and had sex with employes from oil and gas companies they were supposed to be regulating. And Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles pleaded guilty to corruption in connection with the Jack Abramoff case.