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December 11, 2017 by

Did another mineral resource influence Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument decision?

Coal isn’t the only mineral resource in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that may have influenced Secretary Zinke’s and President Trump’s efforts to slash its acreage by nearly half. Before the […]

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December 4, 2017 by

Trump/ Zinke public lands move “a dangerous turn” away from national stewardship of outdoor legacy

Unprecedented and unlawful plan to gut protections for iconic public lands a disturbing move  In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of historic reductions of protected public lands in Utah, Chris […]

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November 29, 2017 by

ICYMI: More evidence of Budd-Falen’s land seizure agenda

Likely nominee for Bureau of Land Management director Karen Budd-Falen flanked by land seizure advocates at Montana event In a land use management presentation, Karen Budd-Falen, Secretary Zinke’s leading rumored […]

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November 29, 2017 by

Zinke’s gift to his oil & gas friends

Over the next month, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is preparing to announce a series of oil and gas lease sales across the West. Given the administration’s favoritism to […]

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October 30, 2017 by

50 trillion reasons Kathleen Hartnett White is disastrous for public lands

The extreme views of Trump’s nominee to head Council on Environmental Quality  The head of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is a position unknown to many Americans that has […]

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October 6, 2017 by

Transparency fail! Interior has only fulfilled 8% of FOIA requests

Department fails to handover basic documents, wasting taxpayer time and dollars   When it comes to transparency and government openness, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s department is failing miserably. […]

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September 29, 2017 by

On National Public Lands Day Zinke needs to remember that he works for all public land users

It hasn’t been more than nine months since then Congressman Ryan Zinke stood in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and proclaimed that he was the […]

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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 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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