Cause of Action on the Senate’s Confirmation of Sally Jewell for Secretary of the Interior

Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Sally Jewell for Secretary of the Interior.

Executive Director Dan Epstein:

“As the new Secretary of the Interior, we expect Sally Jewell to bring the accountability, transparency and oversight the Department of Interior desperately needs. We have seen the overreaching effects from Secretary Salazar’s decision to shut down the Drakes Bay Oyster Company and we ask that Secretary Jewell re-evaluate the future of this sustainable, family-run business. The Department of Interior cannot continue a pattern of corruption and abuse of power and we hope Secretary Jewell can hold this agency accountable going forward.”

For more information on Drakes Bay Oyster Company and their lawsuit against Secretary Salazar, the National Parks Service, and the Department of the Interior, click here.