Department of the Interior http://www.kplu.org en Confirmation hearing for Sally Jewell http://www.kplu.org/post/confirmation-hearing-sally-jewell <p>Northwest native Sally Jewell faced nearly three hours of questions at a<a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?Id=75010617-43f1-462e-8858-3a4ee100315e&amp;Statement_id=4feef254-9bf9-4e25-9359-27c1ab0b43e0"> hearing in Washington DC</a> on her nomination to become the next US Secretary of the Interior. If confirmed, she said she’d take a balanced approach to protecting ecosystems while expanding energy production on public lands.</p><p>As CEO of REI, Jewell has strong credentials as an environmentalist. Some say – too strong.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7943 at http://www.kplu.org For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood http://www.kplu.org/post/interior-nominee-sally-jewell-nw-landscapes-are-her-blood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior is an unusual choice. Sally Jewell is not a politician – she’s CEO of the outdoor gear company, REI. But those who know her say she has savvy, social conscience, and a deep respect for the open spaces she’ll be managing if the Senate confirms her.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:08:37 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7755 at http://www.kplu.org For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood