Wilderness Society Praises Salazar for Coordinated Interior Department Response on Climate

This afternoon, Interior Secretary Salazar announced the Interior Department’s first-ever coordinated strategy for dealing with global warming’s impacts on America’s lands, waters, oceans, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources. In a secretarial order signed today, Salazar outlined how various agencies within the Interior Department would coordinate climate change science and resource management decisions.

The Wilderness Society praised Salazar’s vision in creating the coordinated approach, and called for other land-management agencies such as the Forest Service, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy to follow his lead in addressing the current and future impacts of global warming. Read the release.