A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Secretary Jewell Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Janice Schneider as Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Janice M. Schneider to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management:
“I am pleased the Senate has voted to confirm Janice to this key leadership post at the Department. She will be a strong advocate for a balanced approach to managing our public lands and natural resources. Using a science-based decision-making process, her expertise in natural resources, energy development and environmental law will enable us to continue to safely and responsibly expand the development of America's conventional and renewable energy resources under President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy.”
For more information on the nomination of Janice Schneider, click here.