February 6, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today commented on the nomination of Sally Jewell to be Secretary of the Interior. Jewel is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI).
“So many of the decisions made by the Interior Secretary have a profound impact on Alaska, and other Western states,” Murkowski said. “The livelihoods of Americans living and working in the West rely on maintaining a real balance between conservation and economic opportunity. I look forward to hearing about the qualifications Ms. Jewell has that make her a suitable candidate to run such an important agency, and how she plans to restore balance to the Interior Department.”