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Obama Nominates REI CEO to head Department of Interior

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    In a break with tradition, President Barack Obama looked to the business world — instead of the pool of public officials from Western states — in nominating Sally Jewell to succeed Ken Salazar as head of the Interior Department.
    Jewell’s diverse background could make her uniquely well suited for heading the Interior Department, since it oversees the national parks and grazing, recreation, conservation, energy development and other activities on hundreds of millions of acres of public lands.
    “She knows there’s no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress,” Obama said. The American Petroleum Institute is looking forward “to learning how Sally Jewell’s business background and experience in the oil and natural gas industry will shape her approach to the game-changing prospects before us in energy development,” President and CEO Jack Gerard said.

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