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Sally Jewell Confirmed as new Secretary of the Interior

Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:21 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)

Last night the US Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Sally Jewell to be the next Secretary of the Department of the Interior (the US Fish & Wildlife Service is part of the DOI).  She will replace Ken Salazar who stepped down last month after four years in this cabinet position.

The Senate confirmed Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior on April 10, 2013, with a vote of 87-11.
Photo by Jack Storms

Ms. Jewell currently is CEO of REI, a major retailer of outdoor recreational equipment.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association strongly supported Ms. Jewell's nomination, and issued this statement today.

Here is the NY Times article about the confirmation.

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