Gale Norton Resigns as Interior Department Secretary

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Former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton has formally announced her resignation as Interior Department Secretary after more than 5-years as part of President Bush's cabinet.

In her resignation letter to President Bush, Norton says, "As a person deeply committed to bipartisan and civil public discourse, one aspect of Washington I will not miss is the divisiveness that too often prevails."
Norton was the first female Interior Secretary and one of the most controversial. Reportedly, Norton is stepping down to pursue efforts to increase development in the West.