Secretary of the Interior

$53M to go to U.S. national park maintenance, infrastructure

The added funds will be going to 42 national parks in 29 different states

Ryan Zinke

Interior Dept. nominee, set for confirmation vote Monday, is accused of conflict of interest

David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for deputy interior secretary, has been described as “an excellent choice” by supporters and “a walking conflict of interest” by opponents. The full Senate is set to vote on his nomination Monday.<p>Bernhardt wouldn’t be new to the Interior Department. He …

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Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide.<p>Zinke said Friday that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous …

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US DOI scientist claims he was reassigned for speaking up on climate change

Is the Donald Trump administration reassigning employees who speak out on the dangers of climate change? Joel Clement, former Office of Policy …

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They’ll Shoot Horses, Won’t They?

SONOMA, Calif. — Should the federal government encourage the slaughter of a living symbol of the American West?<p>While blunt, this question is unfortunately not hyperbole when it comes to America’s wild horses. This week the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would eliminate …

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Coast Guard Makes Dire Warning About Drilling in the Arctic

By Andy Rowell<p>For months now America's climate denying president, Donald Trump, has been manoeuvering to open up the Arctic to oil drilling, in …

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Government scientist says he was reassigned after speaking out about climate change

He went from working with Alaskan communities on climate adaptation to the fossil fuel revenue office.<p>A policy director and scientist at the …

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Trump Has Repealed Hundreds Of Obama-Era Regulations

While President Donald Trump struggles to push through health care reform, his administration has successfully withdrawn hundreds of Obama-era …

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Climate policy official says Trump administration tried to silence him: report | NOLA.com

A climate policy official at the U.S. Interior Department claims he was transferred to an accounting office in retaliation for his work on climate …

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Why Outsourcing National Park Staff Would Be a Disaster

The National Park Service is in some serious trouble. Despite National Parks being more popular than ever, the NPS faces a nearly $12 billion …

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In the push to deliver on campaign promises, Interior’s energy drive looms large

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah on May 9. (Scott G Winterton/AP)With control over more than 500 million acres of public land and hundreds of millions of acres offshore, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving rapidly to promote American …

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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

A former head policy adviser at the Interior Department is accusing the Trump Administration of reassigning him to a lesser position for speaking out about the dangers of climate change.<p>Joel Clement, a scientist who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis for much of the …

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GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.<p>At simultaneous hearings Wednesday, House and Senate committees considered bills …

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Karen Budd-Falen, the Bundy family’s lawyer, may be Trump’s pick to manage federal lands

Budd-Falen has a history of attacking environmentalists, federal agents and protected species like the gray wolf<p>During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump rejected the radical anti-federal land movement, made famous during the Bundy family occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. …

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Interior secretary ponders fate of Nat’l Monument in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After touring the “unique” Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, …

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Senate moves toward vote on Trump’s Interior deputy nominee

The Senate moved Monday toward a vote to confirm David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Interior.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch …

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Made in America: Promoting the All-American outdoor experience

This week, President Trump kicked off “Made in America Week.” At the Department of the Interior, we are taking this opportunity to promote and strengthen America’s tradition of outdoor recreation on public lands. The all-American outdoor experience was the idea of visionaries like President …

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Zinke: Trump is great boss because he ‘doesn’t micromanage’

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke praised President Trump in a weekend interview, calling him "the best boss" he's ever had."He's the best boss I've ever …

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Montana delayed oil and gas drill applications less than 100 | Miami Herald

Montana has fewer than 100 delayed oil and gas drillings applications on federal land within the state, and the Bureau of Land Management is not the …

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at Antietam

More Preservation Work<p>Join t Fight<p>Want to preserve Antietam Battlefield? Donate today to save Antietam Battlefield and hundreds of other battlefields …

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Gov. Kate Brown to meet with Ryan Zinke, lobby for Cascade-Siskiyou monument protection

Gov. Kate Brown will meet privately with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this weekend where she will lobby to maintain the Obama-era expansion of the …

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Mr. Trump, the Climate Change Loner

President Emmanuel Macron of France tried this week during President Trump’s visit to Paris to get him to reverse his decision to take America out of the landmark global agreement on climate change, struck in December 2015 and since ratified by 153 nations. It was a futile exercise, as he must have …

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Hunting And Fishing Groups Are Starting To Turn On Trump's Interior Secretary

“The level of frustration is growing daily," one conservation advocate said.<p>WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump tapped Ryan Zinke — an avid hunter, Republican Montana congressman, “unapologetic admirer and disciple” of President Theodore Roosevelt and former Navy SEAL — to lead the Interior …

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US approves oil drilling in Alaska waters, prompting fears for marine life

Italian company plans to drill four exploration wells in the Arctic, which some say will endanger polar bears, bowhead whales and other marine mammals<p>An Italian multinational oil and gas company has received permission to move ahead with drilling plans in federal waters off Alaska which …

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Here’s an example of what federal deregulation looks like on public lands

The Trump administration is trying to make good on its promises to get rid of many regulations across the federal government.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> …

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First Trump offshore lease sale revised to reflect market conditions

July 14 (UPI) -- Under the first offshore lease for the administration, President Trump's office said it was lowering royalty rates to reflect market …

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After hearing public comments, Trump administration decides 2 federal monuments should stay protected

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and the Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state are no longer under review for possible modification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday.<p>The monuments were among 27 covered by President Donald Trump's April …

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2 national monuments safe from Trump administration’s review

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is formally asking President Trump to keep two national monument designations without any changes.<p>While Zinke’s …

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News Media Attacking President Donald Trump.

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Two national monuments are no longer up for review, Interior says. That leaves 25.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that two national monuments in Washington and Idaho are no longer being considered for removal or reduction by the Trump administration.<p>In a statement, Zinke announced that the 195,000-acre Hanford Reach National Monument in south-central Washington and …

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