WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservation and public lands advocacy groups urged the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Laura Daniel Davis as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. In a letter, the groups noted her two decades of public policy, nonprofit, and government experience that has focused on public lands conservation and partnerships.
Davis is “exceptionally qualified to help Secretary Haaland and President Biden implement an ambitious agenda to build resiliency in our forests, restore grasslands and coasts, increase partnerships with private landowners, improve relationships with Tribal communities, recover imperiled wildlife, diversify the nation’s energy portfolio, expand recreation opportunities, and break down barriers so all Americans can fully benefit from our nation’s public lands, waters, and coasts,” the coalition said in its letter.
The letter comes ahead of Tuesday’s Senate Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources’ hearing on Davis’ nomination.
The following organizations signed the letter:
Alaska Wilderness League • American Rivers • Audubon Alaska • Californians for Western Wilderness • Christian Council of Delmarva • Clean Energy Action • Colorado Wildlands Project • Conservation Council For Hawaii • Conservation Lands Foundation • Conservation Law Foundation • Defenders of Wildlife • Earthjustice • Earthworks • Empower our Future – Colorado • Endangered Habitats League • Environmental Defense Fund • Friends of Plumas Wilderness • Grand Staircase Escalante Partners • Great Old Broads for Wilderness • Hispanic Access Foundation • Inland Ocean Coalition • Institute for a Progressive Nevada • League of Conservation Voters • Montana Conservation Voters • National Audubon Society • National Ocean Protection Coalition • National Parks Conservation Association • National Wildlife Federation • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) • Nevada Conservation League • NJ Audubon • Oceana • Oregon Natural Desert Association • Revitalization Strategies • Rocky Mountain Wild • Save the Manatee Club • Sierra Club • Soda Mountain Wilderness Council • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance • The Mountain Pact • The Trust for Public Land • The Wilderness Society • Vet Voice Foundation • West Virginia Rivers Coalition • Western Nebraska Resources Council • Wild Montana
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