Senate Confirms FWS Veteran To Steer Agency

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has cleared the way for a longtime biologist and regional manager of the Fish and Wildlife Service to head up the national agency responsible for protecting endangered species and managing hundreds of wildlife refuges and thousands of wetlands.

Sam D. Hamilton, who has served as director of the agency’s Southeast region in Atlanta and worked in the agency for more than 30 years, was confirmed by the Senate on Friday to take charge of the FWS.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar hailed...
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