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f5moab
02-06-2013, 08:38 PM
I have a feeling that SUWA is jumping for joy....

Sally Jewell is environmentalist, business exec

President Obama set to tap CEO of outdoor gear and clothing retailer as Interior Secretary nominee.

President Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior secretary (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/06/obama-interior-department-sally-jewell/1895351/) Wednesday was lauded by several retail and environmental groups and is expected to pass the Senate without much objection.
Jewell is president and CEO of outdoor apparel and equipment company Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), based in Kent, Wash. But she is perhaps even more well known for her work with environmental non-profits and conservation groups.

And as Interior secretary, Jewell would oversee the health and conservation of the nation's public lands. If confirmed by the Senate, she will succeed Ken Salazar and will be one of the few female members of Obama's Cabinet.
Obama praised Jewell's "broad expertise" during the nomination Wednesday and her love of the outdoors.

The 56-year-old Great Britain native has served as CEO of REI since 2005, but she also sits on several boards, including for the National Parks Conservation Association and Initiative for Global Development.
NPCA President Thomas Kiernan says Jewell "knows how to work across the aisle."

"When Sally speaks, people listen," he says.

REI declined to release Jewell's political affiliation but according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, she has made campaign contributions almost solely to Democratic candidates going back to 2008.
Jewell has won numerous environmental awards, such as the 2009 Rachel Carson Award for Environmental Conservation from the Audubon Society. Last year, she received the Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson Center and was a named a 2012 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Jewell also worked with Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, launched in 2011, according to her biography provided by REI. And in 2009, she participated in a White House meeting on health care reform, discussing REI's health benefits program.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who also chairs the Energy and Natural Resources Committee that will hold Jewell's hearings, called the nomination "an inspired choice" in a release the committee put out.
"Her record shows that she understands the importance of preserving our public lands for future generations, as well as the critical links between public lands, natural resources and economic growth," he said.
Dirk Kempthorne, who was Interior secretary under former president George W. Bush, says Jewell will be a "terrific secretary of Interior," citing the fact she's "an outdoor enthusiast and brings that passion."
Kempthorne got to know Jewell when the two worked on a public-private partnership while he was at Interior to fund national parks ahead of the parks' 100th anniversary in 2016.

Jewell started her career as an oil industry engineer and has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington. She is married to Warren Jewell, and they have two adult children.
Before joining REI in 1996 as a member of the board, Jewell was a commercial banker for Washington Mutual, a savings bank.

STORY : Obama taps REI executive for Cabinet position (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/06/obama-interior-department-sally-jewell/1895351/)

Several groups from the retail and energy industries have expressed support for Jewell's Cabinet nomination, such as the League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Western Energy Alliance, a non-profit trade association of oil and natural gas companies.
Sandy Kennedy, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, where Jewell serves on the board of directors, says the nomination is fitting for Jewell.
"She always said she'd never leave REI for another business job," Kennedy says. "But I think she's always been interested in and alert to opportunities for public service. This is an ideal situation for her, and for the country."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/02/06/interior-secretary-rei-ceo-profile/1895759/

Neo
02-06-2013, 08:44 PM
well this could bring the suck ... :sigh:

Green 1
02-06-2013, 10:06 PM
Yep X2

DJinCO
02-07-2013, 12:54 AM
Great. Now I know why I feel uncomfortable when I go into REI.

I always make snide comments at the "bear grade" pepper spray. Usually along the lines of "Grizzly scat smells like pepper spray and has bells in it."

ReconH3
02-07-2013, 04:43 AM
That's really going to suck. They're tearing this country's freedom apart piece by piece. :(


"Ex Umbris Venimus"

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f5moab
02-07-2013, 08:57 AM
That bear spray actually works, but that's another story. As for REI, find a petition against off-road vehicles and you will find REI's name on it.

Hunner
02-07-2013, 10:40 AM
I saw that live and wondered about what you would say. I was trying to remember her speaking out on some issues and then retracting some of it. I think some discussed changing their buying habits.
Is there no end to this BS?
I remember a bear incidence in a cave outside of MOAB but it was going to involve deadly force, lol

f5moab
02-12-2013, 09:22 PM
This woman causes fear for most of the libs at BLM. The discussion at work, there is a very good chance in the next two years, the Canyonlands Monument will be forthcoming.

MtnRsqDawg
02-13-2013, 01:42 PM
:shame: :gaah: this sucks...

deserth3
02-13-2013, 02:49 PM
This woman causes fear for most of the libs at BLM.

Not much sympathy here. I'd be sitting back with a smug look on my face enjoying the whole show.:)

f5moab
02-13-2013, 02:58 PM
Not much sympathy here. I'd be sitting back with a smug look on my face enjoying the whole show.:)

You need to understand what I mean. If this woman causes this reaction in libs; then imagine how people like me, your or others on this board react. So, no, I am not sitting around with a smile on my face. I'm only hoping that they realize the locals idiots only wanted oil/gas/minerals closed down. People like her and Obama, might just close it down into something like SUWA wanted, called the red rock wilderness.

deserth3
02-13-2013, 11:15 PM
You need to understand what I mean. If this woman causes this reaction in libs; then imagine how people like me, your or others on this board react. So, no, I am not sitting around with a smile on my face. I'm only hoping that they realize the locals idiots only wanted oil/gas/minerals closed down. People like her and Obama, might just close it down into something like SUWA wanted, called the red rock wilderness.
Guess I meant that toungue in cheek. I haven't liked anything that has come from this administation. But if I see a liberal squirm because of what BO has done. I'm sure as hell going to sit back and enjoy it.

LagunaH1
02-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Let's hope she doesn't make it

f5moab
03-12-2013, 08:16 PM
More info on my possible future boss:giggle:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55993661-90/barrasso-board-cases-gas.html.csp