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Sally Jewell Nominated to Replace Salazar at Interior Department

Environment  (tags: government, americans, Sally Jewell, environment, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, Sustainabililty, globalwarming )

- 1931 days ago -
"Her experience as a petroleum engineer and business leader will bring a unique perspective to an office that is key to our nation's energy portfolio," said Tim Wigley, the group's president.

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Anne F (17)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:46 am
REI benefits from protected public lands ...Hope she'll be a champion of the National Parks

Teresa W (782)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:54 am
noted, thank you

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:29 am
The idea that a former employee of Mobil Oil Corporation will now be in a position to make decisions about drilling and fracking on public lands is more than a little worrisome. Is Big Oil running our government? Looks like it.

Carol H (229)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:12 pm
noted, thanks Nancy. Time will tell

Esther Z (94)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:28 pm
Well, she seems to have supported, in the past, Democrats and their platform, so hopefully she'll be a progressive when it comes to the enviroment.

. (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:25 pm
She sounds like a sound choice to replace whats his name?....

paula eaton (30)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:09 pm
Bet she will be the female Salazar and it will be more business as usual. Wildlife will be destroyed, land will be exploited, horses and burros rounded up killed and harmed. This is bad news.

Tamara H (185)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:48 pm
The jury is still out on this for me. I can't help feeling like this may be a colossal mistake. Thanks Nancy.

Ruth C (87)
Friday February 8, 2013, 5:33 pm
I agree with you Paula Eaton.

lee e (114)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:28 pm
With Obama's inaugural address actually noting the problem of global warming, then appointing someone who has, as Brian said, Mobil Oil conections - leads to a disturbing piece of incongruity, the fact that Obama has previously mentioned that "natural gas " would act as a "segue" toward energy independence - about a year ago? Makes me - who wants and is active in banning hydraulic fracturing "natural gas" is planned to from the US altogether, and since NYS is particularly threatened right now with a looming disposition an this risky and flawed practice is very disturbing - and the dirtiest of all is planned to be pipelined through the entire US via the "Keystone Pipeline XL" - to profit off a very dirty gas that contains radon and other chemicals, not to mention the chemicals used for its extracttion, the damage to wildlife, environment and air - the water supply and health impacts that doctors and victims are both on "gag orders" -- leads to much doubt and obvious and intentional obstruction of transparency, which could only benefit a disreputable organization! What have they got to hide?

lee e (114)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:31 pm
Oh I went on didn't I -- thanks Nancy for posting this !

Helen Porter (39)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:53 pm

When we the people, speak out as a people, our voice is heard, yay, even as the voice of deep waters.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:31 pm
Thanks Paula and Lee, I think you are right. Environmentalists have every reason to be concerned, especially since this nomination comes just as the CEO of TransCanada is having closed door meetings with State Department officials to discuss pipeline construction.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:33 pm
Noted. Thanks Nancy. I guess time will tell.

Ellen m (215)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:13 pm
Jewell is quite the darling of Seattle, and the entire PNW for that matter, but I know little about her oil connections..and REI, while local, is big business all the way.
While it caters to many, you need the big bucks to play...

And it seems many have oil somewhere in their backround or their portfolio, neither of which eases my concerns for the future of the environment.
I sure wish Raul Grujilla were in her place...

Ellen m (215)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:19 pm
Sorry, my bad..should have been Raul Grijalva
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