American Rivers applauds Senate confirmation of Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary

April 11th, 2013

Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Washington,D.C. – American Rivers today applauded the Senate’s approval of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior. The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement:

“The overwhelming Senate approval of Sally Jewell as the nation’s new Interior Secretary is great news for our country’s rivers and clean water.

“As the former head of REI, the outdoor gear and clothing company, Sally Jewell understands firsthand the connections among healthy rivers, healthy communities, and a strong economy. Clean, healthy rivers and protected public lands are the infrastructure of the nation’s $289 billion outdoor recreation industry that supports 6.5 million jobs. She knows how important fishing, boating, hiking, and the great outdoors are to our families, to our future, and to our heritage as Americans.

“We look forward to working with her as she carries out the President’s vision for conservation through initiatives such as America’s Great Outdoors, and continues the impressive legacy of her predecessor, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.”


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About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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