The Wilderness Society Statement on Secretary Ken Salazar’s Service at The Department of Interior From President Jamie Williams

Jan 16, 2013
The following statement from The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams regards the announcement that Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be retiring in March.

"Secretary Salazar has shown much-needed leadership for conservation at the Department of the Interior, including the opportunities to protect our wild places through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, his efforts to restore balance to a broken oil and gas leasing program, and his creation of a program to advance clean, renewable energy on public lands. Secretary Salazar also directed focus and support to the spectacular Conservation Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management during his time at the Department of the Interior.  We thank him for his outstanding commitment to conservation, and we look forward to a successor who will continue building on Secretary Salazar’s work over the last four years.