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Zinke’s departure puts Interior in hands of former oil lobbyist

A former lobbyist who has played a leading, behind-the-scenes role at the Interior Department driving Trump administration policies to expand drilling and strip wildlife protections is poised to take over …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Despite complaints, Interior boss pushing big reorganization

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and …


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s outdoor advisory panel gets mixed reviews

Representatives of outdoor recreation and conservation groups see both potential and peril in a new advisory committee being created by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.


Interior to offer largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S.

The Interior Department said Tuesday it will propose the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States – nearly 77 million acres in the Gulf of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

House Republicans seek travel records for 3 Interior chiefs

Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the Interior Department to provide documents on use of private charter flights for government business by the past three Interior secretaries, …


Zinke signs order to expand hunting, fishing on public lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order on Friday to expand hunting and fishing on federal land, saying it would improve wildlife management and conservation.


Cantwell wants probe of Interior scientists’ reassignments

Democrats at a hearing for Interior and Energy Department nominees seized on the published comments of an Interior scientist who claims that Secretary Ryan Zinke was using forced reassignments to …


Trump picks Montana Rep. Zinke for interior post

President-elect Donald Trump has officially chosen Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary.