ANTIFA/DEFENSE/DHS/FBI/INTERIOR/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/POLICE/SECRET SERVICE/TERRORISM: “Antifa is a Terrorist Organization, stay out of Washington. Law enforcement is watching you very closely! @DeptofDefense @TheJusticeDept @DHSgov @DHS_Wolf [Chad Wolf] @SecBernhardt Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt] @SecretService @FBI“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 5, 2021 11:25 am […]

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ENERGY/INTERIOR/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “An increase in oil and gas production on U.S. public lands drove a 30% increase in federal energy and minerals revenue disbursements in fiscal year 2019, to $11.69 billion, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday [10-24-19]. It said in a statement that the increased output offset lower overall prices for oil […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Interior Department is forcing key staff responsible for environmental reviews to move west as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to shrink the number of federal workers based in Washington, two people familiar with the plans told POLITICO. The move is the latest by the Trump administration to eliminate environmental […]

Read More… from 9/25/2019


ENVIRONMENT/ESA/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced on Monday [8-12-19] it would change how it implements the Endangered Species Act, weakening protections that environmentalists say violate the law and make it easier for oil companies, real estate interests and the agriculture industry to develop land inhabited by vulnerable wildlife. The revisions announced in the new […]

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CONGRESS/DEMS/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s review of 27 national monuments, most of the recommendations made by ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke remain unfinished as other matters consume the White House. Trump acted quickly in December 2017 on Zinke’s recommendations to shrink two sprawling Utah monuments that had been […]

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CABINET/INTERIOR/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday [2-4-19] that he will nominate acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to the job permanently, saying he has done ‘a fantastic job from the day he arrived.’ Bernhardt has been serving temporarily since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke departed the Trump Cabinet nearly two months ago […]

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INTERIOR/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump will nominate David Bernhardt to be the new Interior secretary. The announcement in a tweet from the president Monday [2-4-19] ends a nearly two-month-long search for a permanent replacement for Ryan Zinke, who in early December announced his resignation amid multiple scandals and ethics investigations. Bernhardt, who was […]

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INTERIOR/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of the Interior. David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 4, 2019 3:13 pm […]

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INTERIOR/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A Trump administration proposal that would limit the public’s access to Interior Department records is drawing the ire of open-government and environmental groups, who are preparing to challenge it with a lawsuit. The proposal says it is designed to address ‘exponential increases in requests and litigation’ under the Freedom of Information Act […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENVIRONMENT/INTERIOR/NATURAL DISASTERS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect people, communities, and watersheds, and to promote healthy and resilient forests, rangelands, […]

Read More… from 12/21/2018


INTERIOR/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years. Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation…….” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 15, 2018 9:14 am […]

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CABINET/INTERIOR/MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been exploring potential roles with Fox News, the energy industry or other businesses amid growing signs that he will leave President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as he faces investigations into his ethics, according to people knowledgeable about the discussions. The news comes just a day after Trump told reporters […]

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ENVIRONMENT/INTERIOR/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the Interior Department and a key figure in President Trump’s push to roll back environmental regulations and ramp up oil drilling, is facing increased scrutiny amid federal investigations into allegations that he abused travel spending and maintained close ties with industries he oversees. The criticism […]

Read More… from 10/31/2018


INTERIOR/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Interior Department’s acting inspector general has referred a probe into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct to the Justice Department for further investigation, media reports said on Tuesday [10-30-18], citing unnamed sources. Referring a probe to the Justice Department means it will explore whether evidence warrants a criminal investigation. Mary […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/INTERIOR/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has finished rewriting an Obama administration rule on methane pollution from oil and gas wells on public lands — but the new version of the Waste Prevention Rule is likely to be just as controversial as the original. The rewritten rule will eliminate complicated and expensive regulations for […]

Read More… from 9/18/2018


CALIFORNIA/ENERGY/INTERIOR/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Latest on a Trump administration rollback of a rule meant to curb pollution emissions from oil and gas drilling on public lands (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy […]

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AFRICA/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family. A review by The Associated Press of the backgrounds and […]

Read More… from 3/16/2018


ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended himself at a Senate hearing Tuesday [3-13-18] morning over reports about his use of private charter flights, calling them ‘insults’ and ‘innuendos’ that are ‘misleading.’ He told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that he has taken three such flights, but did not include in his […]

Read More… from 3/13/2018


ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The doors to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office are getting a nearly $139,000 upgrade. The Interior Department confirmed the project Thursday [3-8-18], saying it is both necessary to replace old doors that are in ‘disrepair’ and attributing the high cost to the historical nature of the building. News of the $138,670 contract comes […]

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INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The federal government has quietly said it will consider big game trophy imports on a ‘case-by-basis,’ deciding an issue that split President Donald Trump and his Interior Department. In November, Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service, under Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, announced it would remove some Obama-era restrictions on importing trophies […]

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INTERIOR/POLITICAL FIGURES/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Even before President Trump officially opened his high-profile review last spring of federal lands protected as national monuments, the Department of Interior was focused on the potential for oil and gas exploration at a protected Utah site, internal agency documents show. The debate started as early as March 2017, when […]

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2016 ELECTION/INTERIOR/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A political appointee at the Department of Interior resigned Wednesday after CNN’s KFile flagged inflammatory comments she made on Facebook and Twitter. Christine Bauserman, a former Republican activist in Arizona who also worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, served as a special assistant to Secretary Ryan Zinke, providing him operational […]

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2A/ETHICS/GUNS/INTERIOR/NRA/RYAN ZINKE: “In September, women gun owners and enthusiasts from the National Rifle Association headed to a plush Four Seasons resort in Texas for an annual retreat and clay shooting at the Dallas Gun Club with one of the weekend’s headliners: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke… The meeting appears on the secretary’s official schedule as an […]

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INTERIOR/OBAMA ADMIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said Monday [2-12-18] that it is proposing to roll back an Obama-era climate regulation aimed at cutting emissions of methane from drilling operations on federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management, an arm of the Interior Department, announced it wants to replace a regulation issued by former President […]

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CALIFORNIA/INTERIOR/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California has released its battle plan in a brewing war between the White House and coastal states opposed to the Trump administration’s expansive offshore drilling ambitions. The state’s powerful land commission said on Wednesday [2-7-18] it will refuse to issue permits for infrastructure that drillers need to bring oil and gas from […]

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INTERIOR/LOBBYING/RYAN ZINKE: “Two casino-owning American Indian tribes are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of illegally blocking their plans to expand operations in Connecticut — a delay that stands to benefit politically connected gambling giant MGM Resorts International. The Interior Department’s refusal to sign off on the tribes’ plans for a third Connecticut casino came after […]

Read More… from 2/1/2018


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The Department of Interior is rebutting concerns cited by members of the National Park System Advisory Board who quit on Tuesday [1-16-18]. ‘It is patently false to say the Department had not engaged the board when as recently as January 8 we were working with the board to renew their charter, schedule a […]

Read More… from 1/17/2018


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Three-quarters of the seats on the U.S. National Park Service advisory board are vacant following a mass resignation Monday [1-15-18] night, citing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s unwillingness to meet with them. Nine of the panel’s 12 members, led by former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, handed in their resignations. The bipartisan panel was appointed […]

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INTERIOR/OIL/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Several more governors are asking the Trump administration to pare back plans for one of the largest offshore-drilling expansions in history, adding to pressure that has already led officials to exempt Florida from the plan. The governors of North and South Carolina have requested their own meetings with Interior Secretary Ryan […]

Read More… from 1/10/2018


INTERIOR/OIL/RYAN ZINKE: “Trump administration officials are looking to rally support among members of Congress and state-level officials for a plan to expand offshore drilling in waters along the U.S. coast. Some of their toughest customers will be in their own party. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, leading a sales pitch expected to last at least 18 […]

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INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration told Florida’s governor it won’t consider new oil and gas drilling off the state’s coast, backtracking on plans to expand offshore drilling all around the U.S. and bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans in the state. The move is a crack in a five-year drilling plan the Interior […]

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INTERIOR/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Supporting Broadband Tower Facilities in Rural America on Federal Properties Managed by the Department of the Interior By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the executive […]

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INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration wants to open up nearly all the country’s offshore areas for oil drilling, leasing areas off places like Florida and California for the first time in decades, and reversing an Obama-era policy. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Thursday [1-4-18] that his department is planning the largest […]

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ENERGY/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is expected to announce Thursday [1-4-18] that it will propose opening up nearly all federal waters for oil and gas drilling, giving the energy industry access to fields in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the eastern Gulf of Mexico that have been off limits for decades, according to […]

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INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history. A proposal by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety […]

Read More… from 12/28/2017


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s former PAC blamed a technical glitch for a nearly $200,000 discrepancy in its campaign finance reports and said it is working to fix problems identified by the FEC. SEAL PAC told the FEC on Friday [12-22-17] that faulty software led it to report having more cash on hand at […]

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INTERIOR/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Findings. The United States is heavily reliant on imports of certain mineral commodities that are vital to the Nation’s security and economic prosperity. This […]

Read More… from 12/20/2017


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revealed today he has fired four senior managers at the Interior Department for inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment… Interior spokeswoman Heather Swift said in an email the department could not provide any specific information on the people who were fired but said they generally ‘abused their authority to intimidate […]

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ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $14,000 on government helicopters this summer to take himself and staff to and from official events near Washington, D.C., in order to accommodate his attendance at a swearing-in ceremony for his replacement in Congress and a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence, according to previously […]

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INTERIOR/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A group of Native American tribes filed suit against President Donald Trump and a host of administration officials on Monday [12-4-17], alleging that Trump’s decision to significantly shrink Bears Ears National Monument is ‘in violation of the United States Constitution and the Antiquities Act of 1906.’ Representatives from the Hopi, Zuni, Ute […]

Read More… from 12/5/2017


INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is expected to announce a historic reduction to Bears Ears National Monument on Monday [12-4-17], a sprawling region of red rock canyons in Utah that has been at the center of a national fight over how much land a president can legally set aside for protection. The Trump administration plans […]

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INTERIOR/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “President Donald Trump signed orders Monday [12-4-17] that significantly reduce the size of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, marking the largest ever withdrawal of federally protected lands in the U.S., experts say—an act already facing a legal challenge. Bears Ears, established just last year by President Barack Obama, will […]

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ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s wife has frustrated department staffers by saddling them with extra work when she traveled with her husband on official business, according to new records that a liberal watchdog group says uncover the potential misuse of government resources. The records document Lola Zinke’s last-minute requests to join high-level dinners and […]

Read More… from 11/20/2017


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [11-17-17] reversed the government’s decision to start allowing hunters to import trophies of elephants that were killed in two African countries, pending a further review. His evening Twitter message reversed a decision by his own administration over Zimbabwe that was announced this week and promoted as recently […]

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INTERIOR/LEGAL/RYAN ZINKE: “The U.S. Interior Department has failed to provide documentation needed for an internal probe of Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travels, the department’s inspector general said on Thursday. ‘Our investigation has been delayed by absent, or incomplete documentation for several pertinent trips,’ Mary Kendall, the department’s deputy inspector general, said in a letter sent this […]

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ENERGY/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will work to minimize environmental impacts on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if Congress opens it to drilling, a top interior department official said ahead of his testimony today on Capitol Hill. Greg Sheehan, acting director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, said in an interview with The Wall […]

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INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The National Park Service proposes more than doubling the entrance fees at 17 popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, to help pay for infrastructure improvements. Under the agency’s proposal, the entrance fee for a private vehicle would jump to $70 during peak season, from its current rate of $25 to […]

Read More… from 10/25/2017


CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has directed millions of dollars in political contributions since 2014 to a network of Washington operatives that prominent conservatives have accused of profiting by misleading donors… The details about Zinke’s fundraising and spending practices have not been previously reported, nor has his years-long relationship with Mackenzie’s Virgin […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/EPA/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama environmental legacy is running into a not-so-minor complication: Judges keep ruling that the Trump team is violating federal law. The latest such ruling came late Wednesday [10-4-17], when a federal magistrate judge in Northern California vacated […]

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior came under further scrutiny on Thursday [10-5-17] amid a media report that he had attended a Republican fundraiser in March during a government trip to the Caribbean. Politico, citing department travel records and other documents, said Ryan Zinke attended a Virgin Islands […]

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke broke the law when he gave a speech to a professional hockey team owned by a political donor in June, the agency said on Tuesday. Zinke is already being investigated by the Interior Department’s inspector general in connection […]

Read More… from 10/3/2017


ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The Interior Department’s inspector general’s office has opened an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of taxpayer-funded charter planes, a spokeswoman said Monday [10-2-17]. The watchdog has ‘received numerous complaints’ and launched its investigation late last week, said Nancy K. DiPaolo, spokeswoman for Interior’s Office of the Inspector General. Zinke is one of […]

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ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his aides have taken several flights on private or military aircraft, including a $12,000 charter plane to take him to events in his hometown in Montana and private flights between two Caribbean islands, according to documents and a department spokeswoman. Zinke is at least the fourth senior member […]

Read More… from 9/28/2017


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…[T]he Northeast Canyons and Seamounts could reopen to commercial fishing if President Donald Trump enacts the recent recommendations of his Interior Secretary to reduce protections of land and sea preserves known as national monuments… Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose department manages federal lands, is making major moves to open up protected […]

Read More… from 9/21/2017


INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended cutbacks or other changes to nearly half the geographic national monuments he recently reviewed at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a report sent to the White House and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The report recommends reducing the boundaries of the […]

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ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The Interior Department’s inspector general said it dropped a probe into a reported threat by the agency’s head, Ryan Zinke, to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to harm her state over her opposition to her party’s efforts to repeal Obamacare. In a letter on Tuesday to two congressmen who called for the […]

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INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is recommending changes to national monuments—vast nature reserves set aside by previous administrations—which could mean reducing the size of some of those protected federal lands. The Interior Department didn’t release a detailed account of Mr. Zinke’s suggested changes, but any reductions would likely launch a […]

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INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Thursday [8-24-17] he has sent recommendations from his review of more than two dozen national monuments to President Donald Trump, indicating that some could be scaled back to allow for more hunting and fishing and economic development. The recommendations follow a 120-day study of […]

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BUDGET/INTERIOR: “The Interior Department has ordered a halt to a scientific study begun under President Obama of the public health risks of mountaintop-removal coal mining. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which was conducting the study, said in a statement Monday [8-21-17] that they were ordered to stop work because the Interior Department […]

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INTERIOR/OBAMA/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agencies to begin implementing a revised management plan to protect the greater sage grouse, a move that could undo some protections created under the Obama administration. Among other things, the recommendations compiled by an Interior task force at Mr. Zinke’s request call for potential loosening of […]

Read More… from 8/7/2017


ENERGY/INTERIOR/OIL: “The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday [8-7-17] it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers because it caused ‘confusion and uncertainty’ for energy companies. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the department’s newly […]

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ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The Interior Department’s inspector general said it would investigate a reported threat by the agency’s head, Ryan Zinke, against Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s state of Alaska last week over her opposition to her party’s efforts to repeal Obamacare. Zinke called Murkowski and Alaska’s other U.S. senator, Republican Dan Sullivan, on July 26, the […]

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ETHICS/INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/RYAN ZINKE: “The recalcitrant senator kept crossing up the inexperienced new president on big-ticket legislation even though they represented the same party. Frustrated and angry, the White House fought back, threatening retaliation both petty and portentous, eyeing federal jobs and programs in the state of the rebellious lawmaker to force obedience. While […]

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DEMS/ETHICS/INTELLIGENCE/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee said Thursday [7-27-17] he will request a formal investigation into whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke threatened projects important to Alaska in retribution for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s vote against health care legislation. Zinke called Murkowski and fellow Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan Wednesday afternoon — a […]

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BUDGET/INTERIOR/TRUMP PEOPLE/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday [6-20-17] defended the $1.6 billion in funding cuts that President Trump has proposed for his department, telling a Senate hearing that ‘this is what a balanced budget looks like.’ But Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources took issue with the $400 million that […]

Read More… from 6/21/2017


CABINET/INTERIOR/TRUMP PEOPLE/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday proposed significantly scaling back the borders of a national monument in southeastern Utah, in a legally unprecedented move that opponents say violates a century-old law signed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Bears Ears National Monument is a 1.3-million-acre conservation area that was designated by President Barack Obama […]

Read More… from 6/12/2017


CABINET/INTERIOR/TRUMP PEOPLE/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke informed President Donald Trump on Monday [6-12-17] that he was delaying his decision on the controversial Bears Ears National Monument, putting off the final decision until later in 2017. In a memo to the President, Zinke says he has produced at ’45-day interim report’ on the national monument […]

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CABINET/CLIMATE CHANGE/INTERIOR/TRUMP PEOPLE/RYAN ZINKE: “Four U.S. states have sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to block new leases of public lands for coal mining, according to papers filed on Tuesday in Montana federal court. State prosecutors for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington are arguing […]

Read More… from 5/10/2017


INTERIOR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/RYAN ZINKE: “President Donald Trump is set to order the review of tens of millions of acres of land and water set aside as national monuments by the past three presidents on Wednesday, a move that environmental groups warn will undermine a crucial conservation tool and open up sensitive areas to fossil […]

Read More… from 4/26/2017


INTERIOR/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: ” ‘Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act’ The order directs the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke to review federal monument designations — including national parks — made since 1996 that cover more than 100,000 acres of land. Under the 1906 Antiquities Act, presidents have the power to protect land. Trump’s order […]

Read More… from 4/26/2017


ECONOMY/ENERGY/INTERIOR/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in recognition of the importance of the Nation’s wealth of natural resources to American workers and the American economy, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Designations of national […]

Read More… from 4/26/2017