Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Trump selects Idaho attorney as Solicitor for Department of Interior
President Donald Trump has announced that he intends to nominate Idaho Falls native Ryan Nelson as the Solicitor for the United States Department of Interior. As Solicitor, Nelson will be the chief attorney for the department, principal legal adviser to the Secretary of the Interior, and will oversee 400 employees, including 300 attorneys. Nelson currently serves as General Counsel for Melaleuca, Inc. and has worked for all three branches of government. He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice and as Deputy General Counsel for the White House Office of Management and Budget. “Ryan Nelson is coming to the Department of the Interior with a strong background in natural resources policy and law, stretching many years in both the public and private sector,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “Having a seasoned legal expert like Ryan, who is also a son of the West, will benefit the entire Department. I look forward to his speedy confirmation by the Senate.” Nelson graduated from the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School and has served as Special Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has argued 13 Federal court of appeals cases on environmental and constitutional issues...more