Sunday, February 10, 2013

Obama Taps REI Chief Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary

Via Moldy Chum:

In what is a huge nod to the economic power of the outdoor recreation industry, REI CEO Sally Jewell has been nominated to succeed Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first secretary of the interior in nearly 30 years who comes from outside the beltway.
While the choice has been universally praised by outdoor trade groups (including AFFTA) and conservation organizations, some of those who never met a public land they didn't want to exploit are taking a wait and see attitude.
Having worked closely with REI for the last 10 years I can say this is great news for anyone who cares about preserving our public lands.

LINK (via The Washington Post)


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