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Robert McDonnell

Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, and President Barack Obama's pick to succeed Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary, leads a five-woman team to the top of Mount Rainier in this July 2010 photo.  (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Janet Jensen)

Governors send welcome note to Interior nominee: Open Atlantic for drilling

President Barack Obama’s new Interior Secretary nominee hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate yet — much less sworn in — but she’s already facing pressure to expand offshore drilling.