NRDC Supports Obama Appointment of Jane Lubchenco to Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Kate Slusark, 212/727-4592 or cell 917/553-5099

Following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):
“Jane Lubchenco would be an outstanding appointment for Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. She is a world-class scientist who understands that urgent action is needed to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of our oceans. She would bring the best science to bear in developing and implementing effective management and conservation strategies to revive both U.S. and global fisheries, prepare for the impacts of global warming, and protect endangered marine wildlife.”

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