Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment: Who is Harris Sherman?
Having had his first pick (Homer Wilkes) back out as Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, President Barack Obama turned to Harris Sherman, Colorado’s longtime natural resources chief. Sherman was confirmed by the Senate October 9, 2010. Although some environmentalists expressed concern about Sherman over the state’s industry-friendly “roadless rule,” the new overseer of the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service would be hard pressed to provoke the kind of controversy that came with Mark Rey, a former timber industry lobbyist, who held the post during the Bush administration.
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