The Wilderness Society Endorses Salazar at Senate Hearing

Wilderness Society President William H. Meadows praised Secretary of the Interior nominee Ken Salazar Jan. 15 as a leader who “understands the land, water, and people of the West and the intricate connections among those key features of our natural and social landscape.” Meadows’s praise came as part of a written statement given to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at a hearing held today on Senator Salazar’s, D-Colo., nomination to serve in the Obama administration.

“For our part, The Wilderness Society has developed an excellent working relationship with Sen. Salazar and his office, though we have not always agreed with the positions he has taken on every issue of concern to us,” Meadows said. “Nevertheless, in all instances we have appreciated the inclusive, thoughtful and open-minded way in which he approaches those positions and discussions leading to them.”