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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:29 PM

REI chairperson named Secretary of the Interior



"News outlets reported this morning that President Obama will name Sally Jewell, CEO of the outdoor company REI, as his next Secretary of the Interior. As the Washington Post wrote, Jewell:

…has earned national recognition for her management skills and support for outdoor recreation and habitat conservation. In 2011 Jewell introduced Obama at the White House conference on “America’s Great Outdoor Initiative,” noting that the…outdoor-recreation industry supports 6.5 million jobs.

The Department of the Interior is the agency responsible for the management of 700 million acres of public lands onshore, in addition to nearly a billion acres offshore. It oversees areas important to American culture and history, like national parks and national seashores, in addition to a significant amount of fossil and renewable energy development like solar energy and offshore wind."

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/06/1549811/sally-jewell-ceo-of-rei-will-be-named-as-new-secretary-of-the-interior/

What the hell would she know about closing national parks?

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. As much as any other political appointee, I suppose

Here's hoping she's a reasonable and investigative type.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:51 PM

2. REI was a early adapter

WRT buying Chinese. As far back as the early 90's, most of their goods came from offshore. Not sure what that means other than to indicate a degree of obtuseness.

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