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Defenders President Jamie Rappaport Clark, © Krista Schlyer

Sally Jewell Confirmed as Next Secretary of the Interior

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2013) — Secretary of the Interior Nominee Sally Jewell has been successfully confirmed this evening by an 87-11 Senate vote. Below is a statement from Defenders of Wildlife President Jamie Rappaport Clark.

Jewell Nomination Clears First Senate Hurdle

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March 21, 2013
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Department Decision Recommends Protecting Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2013) – Today, the Department of the Interior signaled its preferred alternative to deny a request to build a road through remote wilderness areas of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The nearby city of King Cove, Alaska (pop.

Groups Call on N.C. to Provide Reliable, Long-term Solution after Outer Banks Highway Washed Out Again

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Julie Youngman, SELC, 919-967-1450

Haley McKey, Defenders of Wildlife, 202- 772-3270

 

Groups Call on N.C. to Provide Reliable, Long-term Solution after
Outer Banks Highway Washed Out Again

Less Exposed, More Reliable Option Needed for People and Refuge

Refuges on the Edge

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Bald Eagle, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland © Becky Gregory
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Bald Eagle, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland © Becky Gregory

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Costly, unnecessary road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge wilderness threatens nation’s public lands and wildlife

ANCHORAGE – A broad coalition of local and national conservation groups delivered comments from more than 50,000 Alaskan residents and people around the country this week to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, opposing a proposed land swap that would clear the way for an expensive, destructive road to be built through sensitive wetlands and a protected Wilderness area in the heart of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

 

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