Wyoming senators vote against Interior secretary nominee

2013-04-10T18:45:00Z Wyoming senators vote against Interior secretary nomineeBy KYLE ROERINK Star Tribune staff writer Casper Star-Tribune Online

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell as Interior secretary on Wednesday.

But she didn’t get the votes of Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi.

The Senate voted 87-11 in support of the former head of Recreational Equipment Inc.

Barrasso grilled Jewell in Senate Energy and Natural Resource committee hearings about her work on the board of the National Parks Conservation Association. The NPCA has sued the federal government 59 times since 2004, threatening to shut down coal plants and block oil and gas drilling.

Barrasso called Jewell’s relationship with the NPCA a conflict of interest because of its lawsuits regarding energy production on public lands. Jewell claimed she had nothing to do with litigation as a member of the board.

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  1. Sassy
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    Sassy - April 18, 2013 7:43 am
    Oh Please...
  2. 1whocares
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    1whocares - April 15, 2013 4:33 pm
    Barasso and Enzi you 2 are pathethic. Your slapping the good folks of Wyoming and Americans right in the face with your lies and betrayl to OUR lands. Whenever you hear even remotely close anthing to do with Environment/Earth you refute it, Just because your bought and in the pockets of Big oil and dont believe in sustainable development through safety and regs dont mean our future generations have to suffer all for your gain. You disgust anyone who ever cared for this country and the health of our beautiful lands. NEVER GIVE UP ON PEACE AND RESPECT THE EARTH BECAUSE THE EARTH RESPECTS YOU!
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    Sassy - April 11, 2013 6:38 am
    Great just great a another green lib at Interior...Good for WYO Senators
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