Tag: Department of Interior

Western Governors Have Good Reason to Be Uneasy with Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt

by Jayson O’Neill as published on Western Values Project “It’s been no secret that Western governors have been frustrated with the actions taken by the Interior Department…” David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary, is so toxic that even former and current GOP governors publicly criticized Bernhardt […]

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Zinke’s Shrinking of National Monuments and Meetings With Halliburton Could Be Center of DOJ Investigation

By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch The Department of Interior’s (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is currently running three ethics investigations of Zinke One of the Department of Interior’s (DOI) internal watchdog investigations into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke‘s behavior while in office has been referred to the Justice Department, which only […]

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Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in case that sparked 41-day occupation of national wildlife refuge

by John Wagner, Juliet Eilperin and Mark Berman as published on The Washington Post White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the “overzealous appeal” of the Hammonds’ original sentences during the Obama administration, which sent them back to prison, was “unjust.” President Trump on Tuesday pardoned father-and-son […]

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Secretary Zinke is Out Over His Skis

story by Andre F. Miller as published on WestWise After failing to consult with governors or lawyers, the Interior Secretary has to withdraw plans yet again Last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was forced to backtrack, having gone too far and too fast on three proposals that were overly […]

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Wild Horse Hater “Dinky” Zinke public lands move “a dangerous turn” away from national stewardship of outdoor legacy

Story by Jayson O’Neill as published on Western Values Project.org 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 Saeger, executive director of the Western Values Project, […]

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