National Wildlife Refuges

Next Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture should restore our nation’s commitment to conservation

Defenders congratulates Ken Salazar and Tom Vilsack

(12/17/2008) - WASHINGTON – Today President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as the next Secretary of the Interior, and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack as the next Secretary of Agriculture. Today’s nominations will round out the cabinet team that Obama has assembled to address the nation’s environmental and energy needs.

Obama administration offers opportunities to advance environmental issues

Comments by Defenders of Wildlife president Rodger Schlickeisen

(11/05/2008) -

WASHINGTON - The historic victories of President-elect Barack Obama and environmental champions in Congress create a new era of opportunity for environmental priorities, according to Defenders of Wildlife president Rodger Schlickeisen.

"A new day is dawning in Congress and the White House. Environmental champions won major victories at the polls yesterday, and the prospects for environmental progress in 2009 look bright.

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