Sally Jewell http://kplu.org en Jewell Visits Mount Rainier, Discusses Climate Change At UW Roundtable http://kplu.org/post/jewell-visits-mount-rainier-discusses-climate-change-uw-roundtable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The best classrooms are the ones without walls," said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, standing inside a&nbsp;classroom at the University of Washington, her alma mater, on Tuesday.</span></p><p>The former CEO of Seattle-based REI spent two days at home this week, wrapping up her visit with a roundtable discussion about the president's Climate Action Plan and the local impacts of climate change.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13255 at http://kplu.org Jewell Visits Mount Rainier, Discusses Climate Change At UW Roundtable Jewell makes emotional pledge to Native Americans http://kplu.org/post/jewell-makes-emotional-pledge-native-americans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Sally Jewell made an emotional pledge in her first address to Indian Country as the </span>51st<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;"> U.S. Interior secretary, saying she'll help right past wrongs against Native Americans and work with tribes "nation-to-nation" to protect their sovereignty.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Jewell fought back tears and paused to compose herself during remarks Thursday in Reno, Nev., to about 300 delegates of the National Congress of American Indians. The casino-ballroom audience gave her a standing ovation.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:34:33 +0000 The Associated Press 9187 at http://kplu.org Jewell makes emotional pledge to Native Americans Senate panel endorses ex-REI CEO Jewell for Interior chief http://kplu.org/post/senate-panel-endorses-ex-rei-ceo-jewell-interior-chief <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally&nbsp;</span><font style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;" color="red">Jewell</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;to be Interior secretary, moving her nomination to the Senate floor for an expected vote next month.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The committee's 19-3 vote in favor of&nbsp;<font color="red">Jewell</font>&nbsp;came after current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to review a decision blocking construction of a gravel road through a wildlife refuge to provide access to an all-weather airport in rural Alaska.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press 8091 at http://kplu.org Senate panel endorses ex-REI CEO Jewell for Interior chief Next REI leader will have to confront the Amazon.com threat http://kplu.org/post/next-rei-leader-will-have-confront-amazoncom-threat <p></p><p>REI may soon need a new leader if CEO Sally Jewell is confirmed as Interior Secretary. The next person to lead the outdoor gear retailer will confront a threat from another Northwest company – Amazon.com.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7931 at http://kplu.org Next REI leader will have to confront the Amazon.com threat Confirmation hearing for Sally Jewell http://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://kplu.org For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood http://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://kplu.org For Interior nominee Sally Jewell, NW landscapes are in her blood