American Rivers applauds Senate confirmation of Sally Jewell as Interior SecretaryApril 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.”