The Wilderness Society Statement on Sally Jewell’s Confirmation as Secretary of Interior

Apr 10, 2013

The following statement from The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams is in response to the Senate voting to confirm the nomination of Sally Jewell to serve as the new Secretary of Interior.

“Sally Jewell is an excellent choice for Secretary of the Interior, and her confirmation vote today shows that her nomination has broad support across party lines.  Americans own hundreds of millions of acres of land in our national parks, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management lands, which together make up what President Obama has called our ‘national treasure.’ I have no doubt that Sally Jewell will be an excellent steward of these wild places in the years to come.”