DOI Nominee Pledges Support For Fossil Fuel Development

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 3:56 PM EST) -- Sally Jewell, the president's nominee for interior secretary, tried to reassure senators on Thursday that she is committed to developing fossil fuel resources on federal lands, emphasizing her career as an oil field engineer and corporate executive to counter concerns over her conservation activism.

Jewell, who is the CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc., told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during her confirmation hearing that she supports the continued development of all forms of energy on federal land, including coal, oil and natural gas production, arguing that her...
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