Statement on the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein

Sep 29, 2023

DENVER—California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died at age 90. Center for Western Priorities Executive Director Jennifer Rokala released the following statement:

“Dianne Feinstein was one of America’s great conservation champions. In her first term, she led the effort to give Death Valley and Joshua Tree national park status. From deserts to forests, lakes to oceans, her environmental legacy can be seen across California and the West. Perhaps more importantly, I’ll remember Senator Feinstein for her ability to get things done. She knew that conservation victories were the result of hard work and years of negotiation—getting stakeholders who might not see eye-to-eye around a table for dozens or even hundreds of hours to hammer out an agreement. That kind of commitment and work ethic should serve as a model for everyone who cares about protecting America’s natural treasures for future generations.”

Featured image: Mojave National Preserve, Wikimedia Commons