30 Mar '18, 6pm

Zinke dismantled protections on some of America's most treasured national monuments

We’ve lived through one wild year of Ryan Zinke. It’s been 365 days since the secretary of the Interior rode a horse (Tonto , thank you) to his first day at the office and promised to make American energy dominance a centerpiece of his agenda. In that period of time, Zinke dismantled protections on some of America’s most treasured national monuments, opened up acres of public land to oil and gas interests , and exposed miles of coastline to offshore drilling. Here’s a quick recap of his recent crowning accomplishments: On Zinke’s recommendation, the GOP December tax bill opened up 2,000 acres for development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area that’s home to many endangered species. That same month, Trump downsized two national monuments , Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. A week later, Zinke recommended that the president shrink two more monuments and ...

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