It looks like dreams of Alaskans to be represented by one of their own atop the Interior Department, and the individual dreams of Alaskans Mead Treadwell and Bob Gillam to be that person, aren’t going to be realized.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the highest-ranking woman in the House Republican leadership, will be announced as Donald Trump’s secretary of the interior, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Wall Street Journal — “President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.) to lead the Interior Department, according to a person familiar with the matter.”
“Ms. McMorris Rodgers, a senior member of the House of Representatives, if confirmed by the Senate, would lead Mr. Trump’s efforts to open up federal lands and waters to fossil-fuel development and reverse environmental policies the Obama administration has pursued over the past eight years.”