The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo40° Slight Chc Rain

Wednesday

Hi51° Patchy Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo42° Slight Chc Rain

Thanksgiving Day

Hi50° Slight Chc Rain

Thursday Night

Lo41° Chance Rain

Friday

Hi46° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo28° Mostly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi32° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo16° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi29° Mostly Sunny

Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress

Send to Kindle
Print This

SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Barack Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.

Jewell said the logjam on Capital Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the Obama administration would not “hold its breath forever” waiting for lawmakers to act. Congress has not added any acreage to the national park or wilderness systems since 2010. Jewell blamed ramped-up rhetoric in Washington for the impasse.

View my optionsorSign in