Appoint Dr. Brian Rothschild as the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator.

Dr. Jane Lubchenco is stepping down from her position as the NOAA Administrator. We the People who are directly impacted by NOAA policies would like President Obama to appoint Dr. Brian Rothschild to replace her as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thank you for your consideration of our petition.

  • There has to be better places to make a petition than the WH! I will never sign up for any account at the WH until we get a new and ethical POTUS. What about or other petition sites? You sign up at the WH, they don’t like what you are promoting, the next thing you know Eric Holder is knocking on the door to take you away to prison.

  • borehead – Moderator

    I don’t blame you.
    Screw Eric Holder.
    NOAA Administrator To Step Down In February 2013

    In an email to colleagues last week, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced that she will step down in February. In making the announcement, Lubchenco provided a list of what she termed to be NOAA’s top 20 achievements during her tenure, including but not limited to the following:

    · Helping to create the “first National Ocean Policy that recognizes the value of a healthy marine environment, emphasizes collaboration between regions and the federal government
    and coordination across federal agencies…”
    · Setting a stronger course for endangered species conversation in the ocean
    · Developing and implementing a “One-NOAA” Arctic Vision and Strategy and Task Force

    Names mentioned in initial speculation on Lubchenco’s possible replacement included National Geographic Society Vice President and former NOAA official and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission Member Terry Garcia, U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair and former Alaska Lt. Gov., University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor, and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission Member Frances Ullmer, and Conservation International Chief Scientist and former NOAA fisheries official and member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board Andrew Rosenberg.