Sally Jewell Confirmed as Next Secretary of the Interior

Printer-friendly version

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.

“We need a proactive Interior secretary who will fight for our natural heritage. Sally Jewell’s experience and leadership shows that she has the strength to lead during this critical time for conservation in the United States, when many of the gains we have made for wildlife and public lands are now at risk. As Sally Jewell assumes the role of the nation's chief wildlife steward, we look forward to working with her to protect America's imperiled wildlife and spectacular landscapes."

You may also be interested in:

Fact Sheet
Called "skunk bear" by the Blackfeet Indians, the wolverine is the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family. It has a broad head, small eyes and short rounded ears.
Newsroom
The latest articles about wildlife issues that may be of interest to those in the press.
Win for Wildlife
In July 2010, in a 5-0 vote, the Colorado State Parks Board approved sweeping changes to the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Program that will give habitat restoration and law enforcement proposals the opportunity to receive a portion of the funds collected from OHV registration fees.