April 14, 2021
Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145
President Biden announced today that he will nominate Tommy Beaudreau as Deputy Interior Secretary. Tom Kiernan, President and CEO of American Rivers, made the following statement:
“We congratulate Tommy Beaudreau on his nomination as Deputy Interior Secretary. I have worked with Tommy for over a decade and his extensive experience will help the agency navigate critical conservation and energy issues. The Department of the Interior plays an instrumental role in addressing some of our country’s most pressing challenges, including climate change and environmental justice.
The agency has a unique trust relationship with sovereign tribes and oversees conservation and management of thousands of miles of rivers and 500 million acres of public lands including national parks, wildlife refuges and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
We look forward to working with the Department of the Interior and the Biden administration to ensure investment in clean water, healthy rivers and environmental justice is a top priority.”