EDF Statement on Michael Connor’s Nomination as Deputy Secretary of Interior

July 31, 2013
Chandler Clay, (202) 572-3312, cclay@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – July 31, 2013) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Vice President for Land, Water and Wildlife David Festa released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced intention to nominate Michael Connor, head of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation and leader on energy, conservation and water issues, as Deputy Secretary of the Interior:

“Michael Connor excels at bringing competing interests to the table and coming up with solutions that keep our land and rivers healthy so that farmers, ranchers and businesses can continue to supply Americans with ample food, water and recreational opportunities in the future. His leadership in developing the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study, for example, earned him the respect of agriculture, conservation, business and municipal water provider communities across the West. We look forward to working with him in his expanded role as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.”

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