WASHINGTON — Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. With one day left to…
By Sam Smith, Associated Press
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness.
By Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is donating the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service.
By Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — may make it difficult to build the border wall that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate has confirmed Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary, responsible for more than 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West.
After a first week of confirmation hearings drew considerable attention to some of President-elect Donald Trump’s more controversial picks for the Cabinet, including Sen. Jeff Sessions, another round of nominees will this week face Senate committees with questions about their…
In our news wrap Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump picked Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department. A first-term congressman, Zinke has pushed for energy independence and voted to expand oil and gas drilling. Also, white supremacist Dylann Roof was…
By Gretchen Frazee
If confirmed by the Senate, Rep. Ryan Zinke would be tasked with managing the federal government’s 500 million acres of public land. The Interior Department oversees the national park system and energy development on federal lands and offshore. The agency…
President-elect Donald Trump chose Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Tillerson rose through the ranks of the oil and gas giant over four decades, and expanded its business overseas, including operations in Russia, as chief…
By Julie Pace and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
Zinke, 55, a retired Navy SEAL, was an early supporter of Trump and met with the president-elect Monday.
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