Lummis Comments on President's Nomination of REI CEO as Interior Secretary

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Lummis Comments on President's Nomination of REI CEO as Interior Secretary (Courtesy photo)
Lummis Comments on President's Nomination of REI CEO as Interior Secretary (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis issued a statement Wednesday shortly after President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell, the CEO of the outdoors products company REI, for Secretary of the Interior.

Representative Lummis said in a media release Jewell is an accomplished woman, and that her business sense is sorely needed to counteract some decisions made by the Obama administration.

Lummis said to be a successful leader in Wyoming and the rest of the the western states, Jewell should commit to a balanced approach to the use of public lands. Lummis added that what she calls responsible shared use of these lands should be a priority.

She closed her statement on the appointment: "While REI is a successful company that caters to a particular niche, let’s remember that the Department of the Interior must manage land and resources for a much broader constituency than just those who purchased a new wicking fleece for a day hike. I sincerely hope Sally Jewell is up to the task."

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