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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for …


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.


Interior secretary pushes mining ban outside Yellowstone

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on public lands near Yellowstone National Park and will consider blocking other …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Sale of Interior secretary’s motor home raises $25K question

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s dormant congressional campaign committee recently sold a 2004 motor home at a steep discount to an old friend in the Montana Legislature.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Zinke won’t eliminate any national monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won’t seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for …


Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

The Trump administration this spring ordered a review 27 national monuments declared by former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.


Interior, Agriculture secretaries to visit Montana wildfire

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plan to visit a Montana wildfire command post Thursday as dozens of blazes rage across the western U.S.


Froma Harrop: Way of life versus fossil fuels

The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Interior won’t change Montana monument designation

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he will not recommend changes to Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument as he continues to review national monuments for possible elimination or …


Ryan Zinke: ‘Laughable’ to suggest he threatened Alaska senators

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said it is “laughable” to suggest he threatened Alaska’s U.S. senators over a vote by one of them involving health care.


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

The Interior Department has a new mission: to make money

Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. agency that manages the national park system is tweaking its mission to include a new priority: Generating cash.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

Interior chief reportedly warns Alaska senators on health care

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called Alaska’s two Republican senators to warn them of repercussions for the nation’s largest state if they failed to toe the Trump administration line on health …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

$53M to go to U.S. national park maintenance, infrastructure

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.


Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he is removing Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Interior Secretary ponders fate of National Monument in Oregon

After touring the “unique” Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and speaking to ranchers, loggers and environmentalists, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must next make a recommendation on whether it should …


Glacier loosens boating restrictions under Zinke directive

Glacier National Park officials, under pressure from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, loosened boating restrictions enacted when invasive mussels were found in a Montana reservoir about 100 miles from the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:24 a.m.

Glacier loosens boating restrictions under Zinke directive

Glacier National Park officials, under pressure from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, have loosened boating restrictions enacted when invasive mussels were found in Montana reservoir about 100 miles from the park.


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development on public land

Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday in hinting at long-term changes in store …


Interior secretary recommends delaying a final decision on changing Bears Ears National Monument

Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke has submitted an interim report to President Donald Trump recommending to delay a final decision to rescind, alter or maintain the Bears Ears National Historic …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

New Ag, Interior secretaries call for retaining public lands, upping resource extraction

The nation’s new secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior brought a message to Boise on Friday: Public lands must be retained, but they also must produce more through resource extraction.


Health care is key issue as Montana fills U.S. House seat

Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall.


Gianforte loans himself $1 million in bid for Montana U.S. House seat

Republican Greg Gianforte has dipped into his own pocketbook by loaning himself $1 million to finance his bid for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Pence rides horse around Montana coal mine, leads GOP rally

Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana Friday night in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate vying for the state’s only seat in the …


Pence to visit Montana coal mine, headline Gianforte rally

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit a Montana coal mine and an Indian reservation before headlining an evening rally in support of Republican Greg Gianforte, who is seeking …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Senators tell Zinke: Hands off the Hanford Reach

U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell said in a letter to Ryan Zinke, U.S. secretary of the interior, that they oppose any attempt to modify the Hanford Reach National …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:20 p.m.

Trump Jr urges support for Greg Gianforte in Montana special election

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, urged voters at an East Helena rally to support Republican Greg Gianforte in the upcoming special election for Montana’s U.S. House seat.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Washington joins another suit against Trump administration, challenges coal leasing order

Washington sues Trump Administration over coal mining on federal lands.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

U.S. interior secretary Zinke starts Utah red rocks monuments review

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke started a four-day Utah trip Sunday to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled …


Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana’s Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.