Zinke Watch

Links to stories about Ryan Zinke and the damage he and Trump are doing to our lands and our vulnerable species.

Remember the Antiquities Act Trump despised when he shrank Utah’s Grand Staircase and Bears Ears? Well, he just used that law to create a monument.

“Camp Nelson and its role in our nation’s journey from Civil War to civil rights deserves to be protected, full stop,” said Kate Kelly, public lands director at the left-leaning Center for American Progress and a former senior Interior Department official.

“But we can’t ignore the deep irony and injustice in President Trump using the same authority to protect one chapter of America’s story, while illegally stripping protections for another national monument that honors Native American history and culture,” Kelly continued. “Given this announcement comes mere days before a tight election in Kentucky, we must also question whether the historic site is being used as a political pawn.”

Trophy Hunter On Ryan Zinke Advisory Council Bags Permits To Import 3 Lion Heads

“Steven Chancellor, an Indiana coal executive who raised more than $1 million for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, has obtained permits to import the heads and hides of at least three male lions from Africa since being tapped last year to advise Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about the benefits of international hunting.”