Statement of Richard Peterson-Cremer, Legislative Director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, on President Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell for Secretary of the Interior:

We are gladdened to see this impressive nominee to be the next Secretary of the Interior. Sally Jewell has a tremendous record supporting important conservation measures while also understanding the numerous uses of our public lands.  Importantly for Utah, she is well-versed in the importance of the outdoor recreation economy and the crucial role that protected public lands play in its success. We look forward to working with Ms. Jewell in the coming years to further protect Utah’s redrock.

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