Secretary of the Interior

Hunting is down in the US. The Trump administration wants to change that

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Toy gun grasped firmly in his hand and a grin plastered wide across his face while he played "Big Buck Hunter Pro," Ryan Zinke could have been a kid at an arcade. But the Interior secretary and former congressman was actually in the department cafeteria showing off the arcade …

Politics

The Interior Secretary’s Favorite Horse, ‘Tonto,’ Has Been Very Busy

Want to meet the US Park Police horse? Get in line.<p>You might not know who Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is, but you probably remember the stunt he pulled in March: riding a big, beautiful horse to his first day of work at the agency's headquarters. The horse's name was Tonto, and we all loved him, …

Ryan Zinke

Trump Plan to Open Up Monuments Draws Industry Praise, Environmentalists’ Ire

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is also moving to expand fishing, hunting at national monuments<p>More than 100 miles off Cape Cod, a patch of the Atlantic Ocean conceals four undersea mountains, three canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon, and serves as a refuge for the world’s most endangered sea …

Ryan Zinke

Maryland proposes $9 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed on Thursday an ambitious $9 billion public-private partnership to add new traffic lanes …

Stock Markets

Trump Plan to Open Up Monuments Draws Industry Praise, Environmentalists' Ire

More than 100 miles off Cape Cod, a patch of the Atlantic Ocean conceals four undersea mountains, three canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon, and serves as a refuge for the world’s most endangered sea turtle.<p>It also supports a buffet of tuna and swordfish vital to the livelihood of New Jersey …

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Op-Ed: Downsizing Our National Monuments Is a Mistake

Following months of secrecy about the results of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s sham “review” of national monuments, some concrete details have been revealed in a memo that was leaked to the <i>Washington Post</i>. To no one’s surprise, Zinke has apparently recommended that President Trump shrink four …

Adventure Travel

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. …

National Parks

Portland Parks Foundation Crowdfunding For Wildwood Trail Footbridge

Wildwood Trail in Portland, Ore., stretches for roughly 30 miles and is part of Forest Park in the northwest part of the city. The trail is a …

Oregon

Scientists pan proposal to open pristine Pacific islands to fishing

Marine scientists are warning that if the Trump administration rescinds protections from fishing around eight Pacific islands, the United States will …

Oceans

Secretary Ryan Zinke Just Made Working at the Interior Department Even More Awesome

The Interior Department appears to be the best place to work in Washington if you're looking for some fun.<p>Back in May, Secretary Ryan Zinke …

Conservative View

New Mexico senator calls out multiple factual errors in Secretary Zinke’s final monuments report

Bureau of Land Managementadmits to being out of the loop during report development<p>At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

Ryan Zinke

Leaked Monuments Report Spells Bad News for Sportsmen

The news just keeps getting grimmer for sportsmen who oppose reductions in the size and protections for National Monuments.<p>First, in April, President …

Conservation

Department Of Interior employees now hunting big (video) game during lunch 

Under the Trump administration, the Department Of The Interior has declared open season on national monuments and wildlife refuges, with Secretary …

Ryan Zinke

Editorials from around Oregon

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:<p>Albany Democrat-Herald, Sept. 20, on fire season lingering in Congress<p>The healthy dose of rain we've …

Business

Sec Zinke Just Installed the First Shooting Game in a Federal Building — Staff Are Loving It

Nine months into his new job, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has made his mark on the department.<p>The hard-charging former Navy SEAL and Montana …

Ryan Zinke

Trump Terrible 10: Rocket Man Golf Strike BLT Steak Edition

Since mid-2017, <i>Republic Report</i>'s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration.<p><i>Republic Report,</i> which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump …

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Secretary Zinke Announces Greater Access for Sportsmen and Hikers in Arizona's Santa Teresa Mountains

Date: September 20, 2017<br>Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the Bureau …

Ryan Zinke

The NY Times outlines the 10 national monuments Interior Department wants to change | GrindTV.com

Earlier this week, The Washington Post obtained a copy of the 19-page document that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke submitted as his …

Ryan Zinke

Secretary Zinke Promotes Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Conservation with Employee "Showdown" at Department of the Interior

Date: September 19, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, ​on the heels of a groundbreaking directive to expand hunting access …

Wildlife

The two senators who will likely decide fate of ObamaCare repeal

All eyes are on Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) as Republicans try to approve a new Obama-Care repeal bill in the next 11 …

ObamaCare

The Trump Administration Has a Plan to Alter Protected Landscapes Across America

The Trump administration is considering shrinking 10 national monuments or reducing their protections, potentially endangering forests in the Pacific …

Liberal View

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To a cynic, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s murky proposal to open millions of acres of protected wilderness to mining companies who stash their …

Liberal View

The Lies in the Secret National Monuments Memo

Over the weekend, the Associated Press and <i>The Washington Post</i> published the secret memo Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sent to President Trump detailing the findings of his four-month review of national monument designations. Not intended for public eyes, the report details 10 monuments Zinke thinks …

Conservation

Climate talk looms throughout U.N. meetings

<i>With help from Ben Lefebvre</i><p><b>CLIMATE TALK PROMINENT IN U.N. MEETINGS:</b> Look for talk of climate change and the Paris climate agreement to continue to pop up throughout the United Nations General Assembly today, but any fog around the White House's position appears to be clearing. President Donald …

Climate

Why I welcome Hillary Clinton's anger and bitterness

As you just might have heard, a certain former government official named Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out. Not only that, on the day of its …

Elections

Trump shouldn’t back ludicrous proposal to shrink Bears Ears monument

<i>Re: “Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump,” Sept. 18 news story.</i> Much delayed and without any …

Bears Ears National Monument

Katahdin, marine monument may get less protection under Trump

By<p>8:43 AM<p>US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump make significant changes to 10 national monuments, including proposals …

Cape Cod

US memo recommends changes to marine monuments

The US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending changes to 10 national monuments, including two in the Pacific.

New Zealand News

Surprise: The New Obamacare Repeal Bill Is Very Bad!

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>Here is exclusive footage of congressional …

New York Times

Mormons are among the few who want less federally protected land. Their history explains why.

News Monday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments highlights what could be one of the most unpopular environment-related actions of the Trump administration. Zinke’s department solicited public comments this summer, and 98 percent of …

Bears Ears National Monument