U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke on the Boise State University campus on Jan. 4 in a visit organized in part by the Andrus Center for Public Policy. Jewell spoke to more than 300 Department of Interior employees. Her visit to Boise was part of a nationwide tour highlighting the agency’s progress on several issues during the Obama presidency, including conservation, energy and tribal issues. She will leave office on Jan. 20 when President Trump is inaugurated.
Andrus Center Executive Director John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about the meeting. Freemuth noted the high level of “respect and affection in the room” as Jewell spoke. Read that story here.
Freemuth also was quoted in an NPR story about Obama’s unprecedented use of the Antiquities Act to expand and create national monuments. Read the full story here.
Finally, he was quoted in a Buzzfeed article titled “Conservation Groups are Worried that Congress Will Give Away Public Lands,” about a bill passed by House Representatives that could make it easier to challenge the federal government’s stewardship of about 640 million acres of national lands. Read it on Buzzfeed here.