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Recently, we saw yet another example of Ryan Zinke using his position as Interior Secretary to help out his special interest friends. By announcing that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will pull out of the sage grouse agreement, he is not only giving the oil and gas industry another handout, he’s showing his willingness to put lobbyists in Washington, D.C. ahead of local economies and conservation.
The sage grouse agreement supports $1 billion in outdoor recreation while keeping the iconic sage grouse off the endangered species list. But as a result of Zinke’s shortsighted move, the bird’s addition to the list could result in $5.6 billion in lost economic output in the West and have catastrophic effects on local communities.
We’re showing Secretary Zinke that folks all across the West are standing up for the sage grouse agreement and our local economies. But we need you to make your voice heard. Will you submit a comment in support of the sage grouse agreement here?
With this latest blatant giveaway to special interests, Secretary Zinke has shown that he’s less concerned with protecting our public lands and natural resources than he is with pleasing his former campaign donors. In fact, Secretary Zinke’s recommendations adopted 13 out of 15 requests made by oil and gas lobbyists.
We have to stand up to him and make sure he knows that we won’t stay silent as he destroys the habitat that supports the sage grouse. Tell Secretary Zinke: Don’t undermine the sage-grouse plans!
Featured Action: Let Zinke know you oppose his attack on our national monuments
The Washington Post recently reported that a leaked memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended “opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for natural beauty and historical significance to mining, logging and other development” across seven national monuments. Instead of listening to input from the hundreds of thousands of people who asked him to […]