12 Feb '18, 5pm

[email protected] is Bought and Paid For: An Alaska Case Study

.@SecretaryZinke is Bought and Paid For: An Alaska Case Study

This is part three in a blog series exploring Secretary Zinke’s systematic efforts to undermine protections for public lands and sell out wild places to dirty fuel interests. Zinke must not be allowed to hide behind his horse, but must face the full opposition of the American public. Read part one here and part two here . “Oil under ice” is how the Arctic is labeled on a satirical cartoon called “Trumpworld” by Peter Kuper. It’s oversimplified, but it stings because it is true. Trump’s administration, including Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, see the complexities and wonder of America’s Arctic landscapes, waterways, and the life sustained there, as red tape between the oil industry and drilling. And Zinke seems to see his role as helping bust through that tape. Zinke recently said it himself, “The road to energy dominance goes through the great state of Alaska.” It’s...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/lay-of-the-land/2018/02/zinke-...

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