Obama nominates REI CEO to head Interior Dept.

Recreational Equipment Inc. CEO Sally Jewell has been nominated by President Barack Obama to head the Department of the Interior. "She knows there's no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress," Obama said. The American Petroleum Institute is looking forward "to learning how Sally Jewell's business background and experience in the oil and natural gas industry will shape her approach to the game-changing prospects before us in energy development," President and CEO Jack Gerard said.

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