EDF Praises Newsom appointment of Wade Crowfoot as California Secretary of Natural Resources

Statement of David Festa, EDF Senior Vice President – January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019
Jennifer Andreassen Burke, (202) 288-4867, jandreassen@edf.org

“Wade Crowfoot is a strong leader and problem solver.  His depth of experience working in government and for conservation organizations make him uniquely qualified to take on California’s growing set of natural resource challenges, including catastrophic fires, drought, floods and loss of our natural heritage.

“As the climate warms and California’s population continues to grow, we will need renewed energy and creativity to steward California’s forests, water resources, state parks, and wildlife. Wade has demonstrated that drive and innovative spirit throughout his career.

“We stand ready to partner with Governor Newsom and Secretary Crowfoot in tackling some of the state’s most consequential challenges.”

  • David Festa, Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund

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