Secretary of the Interior

Interior Department Says It Can’t Explain Zinke’s Private Jet Use Because of Obama

Apparently it’s Obama’s fault that Ryan Zinke’s office can’t produce documents to justify his use of government jets.<p>Earlier this year, a not-insignificant-number of Trump officials were revealed to have a problem: addicted to flying private, the richest Cabinet in history compounded the issue by …

Ryan Zinke

Trump Bags Another Anti-Obama Trophy: Dead Elephants

Elephants are remarkably empathic and intelligent, even capable of self-awareness.<p>And then there’s the Trump administration, which announced this week that it would lift a ban imposed by the Obama administration on importing elephant heads, feet and other body parts severed as trophies after the …

Opinion

Morning Bits

After all, if Roy Moore isn’t fit, people might extrapolate to the president. “The White House on Thursday stopped short of calling on Republican candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race, saying it should be up to the voters of Alabama to decide his future.”<p>Are any of these guys …

Opinion

Poor record-keeping hindering Zinke travel investigation, IG says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Interior Department's internal watchdog has chastised agency officials for poor record-keeping as she investigates Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel expenses.<p>"Our investigation has been delayed by absent or incomplete documentation for several pertinent trips and a review process that …

U.S. Politics

Private Jet Tax Break Included In Senate Bill

The House approved it's version of the Republican tax reform bill on Thursday, so now it's the Senate's turn. And their version contains a nice …

Ryan Zinke

Interior watchdog faults Zinke for incomplete travel records

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to keep complete records of his taxpayer-financed travel, hampering an investigation into his …

Montana

DOI Announces Approval of Transmission Line Project in Oregon and Idaho

Date: November 17, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>PORTLAND, Ore.</b> – In a move that will improve the nation's energy infrastructure, create …

Butch Otter

The Trump Administration Smiles On Big Game Hunters

On Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States, reversing a 2014 ban by President Obama.<p>The decision was announced at an event in Tanzania co-hosted by Safari Club International, …

Trump Administration

Donald Trump administration lifts ban on importing lion hunt trophies

The US began issuing permits to import the remains of lions hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe about a month ago, according to a new report.<p>It became …

Wildlife

Interior watchdog says Zinke did not properly document his travel

Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeSupreme Court weighs Congress's power to dismiss lawsuits Democrats oppose effort to delay or repeal …

Government

Justice Department Won't Release National Monument Documents

Documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments don’t have to be provided to an Idaho …

Oregon

Trump’s Plan to Reduce Areas of National Monuments

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Trump Attacks Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy” (editorial, Nov. 7):<p>We are dismayed by the Trump administration’s plans to reduce the areas of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah, and by the possibility that other national monuments may be in jeopardy …

Opinion

Sign the petition: Secretary Zinke: Do not allow trophy hunters to kill Zimbabwe's elephants

I just signed a petition to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of Interior: Your recent decision to reverse Obama-era bans on the importation of elephant parts …

Liberal View

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Slams The Trump Administration For Reversing A Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just finished redecorating his office with big game trophies before he reversed a ban (that was implemented by President Obama) on importing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, but he might not have been fully prepared for the backlash. Laura Ingraham of Fox …

News (U.S.)

Treasury secretary, wife cause internet sensation posing with sheets of money

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and actress wife Louise Linton are in the news over money again, but this time at least they're not in trouble over …

Louise Linton

Zinke is a clown pretending to be a cowboy

When Ryan Zinke was appointed Secretary of the Interior, I had no idea he was such a poser.<p>It bothered me a bit that he seemed to spend more time at …

Ryan Zinke

Trump's Interior Secretary failed to properly document travel

Ryan Zinke is the latest Trump administration official to raise red flags over his traveling habits.<p>The interior secretary has apparently failed to …

Ryan Zinke

The ANWR Drilling Rights in the Tax-Reform Bill

Congress took a step closer to opening a portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling Wednesday when a Senate committee passed legislation that will be folded into the GOP tax bill.<p>Democrats and environmentalists have attacked the push to open the Arctic refuge to …

Adventure Travel

Int Sec Ryan Zinke Spent the Day in Moccasins and a Fashion Staple That Would Make George H.W. Bush Proud

On Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke marked Native American Heritage Month by participating in #RockYourMocs. Zinke ditched the traditional …

Ryan Zinke

Ryan Zinke's deputy blames Obama for Interior Dept's current failure to record travel costs

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Liberal View

Trump After Dark: A Taxing Day edition

President Donald Trump is halfway there.<p>The House passed a sweeping tax overhaul today that, among other things, would slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent starting next year from 35 percent, set the top rate for small businesses at 25 percent. For individuals, the legislation widdles the …

Donald Trump

Investigation: Attacks on campaign finance laws paved way for Gianforte victory

In May, on the eve of Greg Gianforte’s special congressional election, the Montana politician “body-slammed” inquiring news reporter Ben Jacobs and …

Missoula

With Or Without ANWR, Alaska's Oil And Gas Fortunes Are Rapidly Reviving

Some new developments in the Great White North show that America’s road towards global Energy Dominance in the oil and gas sector will inevitably travel through Alaska.<p>With a party-line, 13-10 vote on Wednesday, Republicans on the Senate Energy Committee have given new life to the possibility of …

Ryan Zinke

Here’s why Cadiz company says it’s taking ‘a little pause’ from its desert water project

LOS ANGELES>>Fresh from gaining the long-sought federal approval for its massive desert water project, Scott Slater, Cadiz president and CEO, said …

Water

Here’s What Former Public Lands Officials Have to Say About the Trump Team’s Agenda

×<p>Linda Nelson Nash<p>The House on Fire ruin at Bears Ears National Monument, Utah.<p>Many visitors to U.S. national parks and monuments—a record 331 …

Liberal View

Nonprofit Sought to Coordinate U.S.A.’s 250th Anniversary Commemoration

Date: November 15, 2017<br>Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<br>newsmedia@nps.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a Request …

Government

Happy Hour Roundup

* Amy B. Wang, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, and Lindsey Bever report that the latest man to face accusations of sexual misconduct is Al Franken:<p>Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Al Franken “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, two years before the Minnesota …

Opinion

Alaska Editorials

Here is a sampling of Alaska editorials:<p>resources to meet current economic and energy requirements during a transition to a renewable energy based …

Business

This group thinks Trump hasn’t done enough to unravel environmental rules. Here’s its wish list.

The activists gathered behind closed doors in a Houston hotel meeting room last week had long existed on the political fringe. They’d dismissed the science behind climate change, preached the virtues of fossil fuels and seethed about the Environmental Protection Agency’s power and reach.<p>They also …

Climate

Senate One Step Closer To Allowing Drilling In Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge

One Democratic senator said a new bill would turn a protected area "into a petroleum reserve" if it passed.<p>WASHINGTON — Ignoring the pleas of scientists, environmentalists and a bipartisan group of former Interior Department officials, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced …

Lisa Murkowski