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September 28, 2017 by

Zinke imposing federal mandate, throwing out state sage-grouse management plans

Interior Secretary adopts oil and gas lobbyists’ requests over collaborative state plans Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s intentions to fast-track federally mandated amendments to Western state sage-grouse plans were leaked […]

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September 26, 2017 by

Rain isn’t enough to wash away Secretary Zinke’s abysmal record on wildfires

Trump/Zinke budget would cut nearly $140 million from wildfire management programs As fire season winds down across the West, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s record of underfunding the solutions […]

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September 26, 2017 by

Zinke cozies up to industry reps at exclusive Washington hotel

Interior Secretary Zinke’s love of special interests on full display at the Hay-Adams Card-carrying swamp member and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today hosted an event with the National Petroleum Council at […]

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September 25, 2017 by

Zinke’s secret burdens report no doubt focused on oil & gas giveaways

Another report created behind closed doors for special interests not available to the public Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House that focused on supposed burdens […]

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September 22, 2017 by

Two-years in Zinke scrapping sage-grouse plans for special interests

Two years ago today, history was made when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the greater sage-grouse did not warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) […]

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September 21, 2017 by

Ryan Zinke: An investment that’s paying off for oil and gas interests

Why is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke working to lease every last bit of public land – including lands that directly border our most treasured parks and monuments – to oil and gas corporations? Zinke is ignoring the outdoor industry, hunters, anglers, ranchers and recreationists as well as the multiple use management directive that’s supposed to guide public lands decision-making. He is the Secretary of the largest land-managing department but is acting like an oil and gas land man paid by industry.

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September 19, 2017 by

Special interests win with committee vote on Interior appointees

View Interior appointees’ profiles on www.departmentofinfluence.org The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the nominations of two more special interest political appointees to powerful positions at the Department […]

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September 18, 2017 by

Zinke’s national monuments plan a threat to Western communities

Secretary Zinke’s secretive effort hands over thousands of acres of public lands to special interests with no accountability After weeks of secrecy, the results of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s monuments […]

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September 15, 2017 by

Secretary Zinke’s “sportsmen” announcement obscures historic reductions to protected public lands

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal to supersede local on the ground land and wildlife managers to distract from his unprecedented secret recommendations to reduce the size […]

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