Friday, March 08, 2013 6:33 pm
News Summary: Obama pick spotlights the outdoors
By The Associated Press
COVERING GROUND: Sally Jewell, the chief of Recreational Equipment Inc., also has experience in the oil industry and as a banker. She is expected to be confirmed in coming weeks to head the department, which manages 780,000 square miles of public lands.
UP A TREE? Critics complain that the outdoor industry has worked to lock up valuable lands and stymie development in the West and that Jewell will favor her own industry over others.