VIDEO: Heinrich Questions Secretary Of Interior Nominee Sally Jewell During Confirmation Hearing

Heinrich: Conservation and economic development often go together and are not just things to be balanced but often are things that can enhance each other.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, questioned Secretary of Interior nominee Sally Jewell during her confirmation hearing about important issues to New Mexico, including responsible access to public lands, wildlife management, renewable energy development, and the Antiquities Act. Sen. Heinrich was particularly encouraged by Jewell’s keen knowledge of the nexus that exists between conservation and the Western economy.

A transcript of the hearing will be made available on the committee’s website: http://1.usa.gov/Z1wrft