Gale Norton Quotes

Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. She was the first woman to hold the position.

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Gale Norton


I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control.

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I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment.

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Dating back to Teddy Roosevelt, hunters have been the pillar of conservation in America, doing more than anyone to conserve wildlife and its habitat.

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Especially with the predators, one of the things that gets these programs going on a local level is for our land management agencies to build partnerships with surrounding communities and landowners.

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Growing up in Denver, I'm sure it started with loving the Colorado mountains.

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We do have serious energy needs for the country, we are aware that natural gas is especially in demand because of its air quality benefits: 90 percent of new power plants have been natural gas-powered.

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I think that our cooperative conservation approaches get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving.

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I think today we recognize that economic activity needs to search for ways to protect the environment.

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The developers, if they decide to move a tortoise, have to pay the long-term costs for enhancing the areas that take care of the tortoise, and it gives us the opportunity to manage an area that is going to be protected.

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These are estimates that are done by the experts as to how much they expect we could get from the first lease sale that would take place in ANWR, and the estimate is about $2.5 billion.

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What's near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation.

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My schedulers keep getting driven crazy by the fact that they can't fit hikes in my schedule.

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In Washington, there's always an effort to label people.

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Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock.

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We also know that China and India, as their economies ramp up, are using more and more energy.

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