Manuel Lujan

Manuel Lujan served as Secretary for four years (1989-1993) under President George H. W. Bush. During his time in office, he dealt with the Exxon Valdez oil spill and cleanup effort in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, wrestled with the controversy surrounding spotted owls in the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, helped implement the President’s “no net loss of wetlands” goal through actions to enlarge Everglades National Park in Florida and by supporting passage of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. His emphasis was on the idea that the nation could have both the resource development needed for economic security and environmental protection to ensure quality of life.

Read a transcript of Manuel Lujan’s interview here.