In his first year as Interior Department Secretary, Ryan Zinke has revealed his true colors as a loyal friend to the fossil fuel industry, issuing secretarial orders to systematically strike down dozens of environmental safeguards that protect Americans and their land, air and water.
During the government shutdown, visitors to public lands encountered locked doors, deserted parks and ambiguous instructions.
The state of Alaska is attempting to repeal long-standing protections for old-growth forests by requesting an exemption to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.
Out of public view during the government shutdown today, officials of the U.S.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has instituted a vague plan to keep national parks open if there is a government shutdown, but without park rangers to supervise them. It doesn’t change the way he and the Trump administration have neglected our public lands.