President Obama to Nominate Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary

NRDC: “Jewell’s unique experience and love of America’s outdoors will be invaluable.”

WASHINGTON – (February 6, 2013) – President Obama today is expected to announce he will nominate REI President and CEO Sally Jewell as the next secretary of the Department of the Interior.

Following is a statement from Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke:

“Sally Jewell has the mind of an engineer, the heart of an environmentalist and the know-how of a businesswoman. It’s not surprising President Obama would turn to such a talented woman to balance the responsible use of America’s public lands, the protection of these resources and the wildlife that depend on them

“Jewell’s unique experience and her love of America’s outdoors will be invaluable to the stewardship of the waters, lands and wildlife we’ve been entrusted to protect for our children.”

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