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200-Plus Groups Urge Griljava for Next Interior Secretary


Environment  (tags: environment, Interior Secretary, US, ecosystems, globalwarming, climate-change, habitatdestruction, oceans, energy, Sustainabililty, water, weather, protection, wildlife, world )

Nancy
- 590 days ago - biologicaldiversity.org
Congressman Grijalva's a visionary leader with the courage and practical skills to solve the long list of pressing environmental issues we face," said Kierán Suckling, the Center's executive director. "There's no better person for interior secretary than



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Roseann D. (178)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:08 am
I wish!!!! If only! Now that would be a 180 turn....Well, the Right got it's way for the first four years (and don't say they didn't...oil & gas development, fracking, removal of wild horses and wolves)...now it's the Left's turn to clean up the mess and get public lands and the environment back on track.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:01 pm
thanks
 

Helen Porter (41)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:45 pm
Ok by me
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 8:31 pm
That is an impressive list of supporters.
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:29 pm
We should be so lucky!
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:02 am
He sounds amazingly good - so let us prepare for the Far Right's attack on him with every brand of gibbering lunacy and foul (and erroneous) slur imaginable thrown in! God Bless Mr Grijalva, let him get elected and start undoing the disasters of the last umpty years of pollution and reserve exploitation without safety etc etc etc !
Green star Roseann D!
 

ellen m. (233)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:43 am
Nancy, we have been pushing this for months, but I have been unable to find a response from Grijalva as to if he would accept the nomination..have you?
When this was initially started he indicated he didn't want the position, but we pressed on anyway trying to let him know what a great service he would be doing for us, the wildlife and the country, even posting that on his fb page.
I want him so badly, but I wouldn't want to twist his arm...

Oh hell, who am I kidding? Yes, I'll gladly twist his arm ~ nicely ;-)
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:52 am
Let's hope he gets elected and manages to survive the future slander from the right.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:10 am
Thanks.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:38 am
As a wildlife biologist, I'd welcome this gent as strongly as I would prefer Bernie Sanders over the current POTUS. Unfortunately we have had four years of anti-environmental leadership from the WH on down. If this gent is his own man and wouldn't listen to the Obama wonks, then let's get him in there.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:08 am
I am very very fond of Congressman Grijalva, for his positions on immigration & immigrant human rights.

I didn't know he was right on target on environmental issues.

He's got my vote & glad to see all you others who appreciate him. But of course HE has to agree! Haven't any journalists popped the question at him?

Thanks for this post, Nancy - great to see action on the progressive side of US politics for once!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:25 am
noted
 

jo M. (3)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 12:18 pm
As long as he is capable of balancing mining, logging, grazing, recreation, gas and oil, all the multiple uses, along with wilderness, wildlife and other environmental issues.
 

Mary T. (188)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 12:30 pm
Thanks Nancy for posting this, I have email the President about this, I would love to see him replace Salazar that would be a welcome change for our wildlife and environment.
 

Dave C. (213)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:02 pm
sounds like a good choice.....
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:29 pm
Thx
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:34 pm
Petition on White House dot gov which individuals can sign:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-congressman-raul-grijalva-51st-secretary-interior/p6Sc2HLv

Needs a LOY more signatures by 12/31 in order to merit a response. PLEASE SIGN!

 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:49 pm
Noted with thanks Nancy.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:08 pm
Noted. Yeah, sure...impressive, and I'm sure he'd be great. But, we had our Gov. literally stolen out from under us to become head of DHS, where it seemed she flipped and turned into something I no longer admire. We then ended up with that nut, Jan Brewski, to take her place....and our state hasn't been the same ever since. Grijalva has been a strong Progressive in the House; a great leader of the Progressive Caucus--and, I'd really hate to lose his voice there. He's not my Rep., but his district is next door to mine. And, if he goes...he was threatened in the last election by a conservonut boosted by Koch money. I'd hate to see that district overtaken.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:08 pm
Noted
 

janet f. (29)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:24 pm
Let's hope he gets in and that he sticks with his principles. The environment and the animals desperately need a friend in Washington.
 

Joy Mcronald (127)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:48 pm
NOTED...
 

Mm M. (446)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:54 pm
Thanks Nancy ~ Anyone would be better than that POS that is in office. Kick that Arsh out of there NOW
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:07 pm
Noted!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:34 pm
Sounds positive. Thanks Nancy
 

Anne K. (128)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:42 pm
Signed petition, Joanne. Thanks.
Thanks for posting this, Nancy.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:47 pm
Congressman Grijalva is a visionary leader and a man with a great deal of intelligence who I believe would do well in this position (or any leadership role).

John Gregoire, your post on this issue (as well as other ones on different topics) indicate that you're not making your comment from the standpoint as a wildlife biologist but more as a card carrying Obama hating, conservative. Yes we have had many years of years of anti-environmental leadership from the WH on down and most of it came from Republican administrations. Let's not forget they are the party of the environmental hating, climate change denying, science doubting pro-corporate elitists that care more about money and profits than anything else.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:15 pm
noted
 

Diane L. (110)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm
There are two highly qualified candidates from Washington State............former Governor Christine Gregoire and Congressman Norm Dicks, both of whom are very pro environmentalists.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:33 am
Thanks!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday December 17, 2012, 4:01 pm
I will dance a jig when Salazar's ass gets hit by the door!
 

Dianne D. (455)
Monday December 17, 2012, 7:08 pm
He was up for the position 4 years ago, and I was so disappointed he didn't get put in the office. We need petitions to sign asking President Obama to put him in. There is a petition on the White House website to put Griljava in office.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 11:32 am
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-congressman-raul-grijalva-51st-secretary-interior/p6Sc2HLv

White House petition signed.

Get rid of Salazar!

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

Diane L. (110)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 8:43 pm
I'm not familiar with this man, only with the two Democrats from Washington State (Christine Gregoire and Norm Dicks) who I was told are tops in the list of possible replacements for Salazar. To me, Mickey Mouse would be an improvement over Salazar. As long as we get rid of him, then the replacements would HAVE to be an improvement (except of course the likes of Sarah Palin or Dick Cheney!).
 

Penelope Ryan (172)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 4:39 pm
Raul is my rep for this district. I follow how he votes and we could do no better. he is always in favor of animals and the environment. Salazar is occasionally in favor but only when there is something in it for rich people.
 
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