Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

Politics 04/16/19, 13:54

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that's pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago. Zinke told The Associated Press on Tuesday ...

Senate confirms ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt to lead Interior

Politics 04/11/19, 13:34

The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate ...

Senators consider ex-oil and gas lobbyist to head Interior

Politics 03/28/19, 11:06

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Interior Department is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests if he wins confirmation. Washington veteran and former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt was appearing Thursday before the Senate Energy ...

Former US Interior boss takes job at investment company

U.S. 01/14/19, 20:45

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday he's "glad to be out of the swamp" after taking a job at a private investment company in the wake of his resignation and amid unresolved ethics investigations into his actions while ...

Update: Zinke: Park visitors should “grab a trash bag”

U.S. 01/04/19, 12:49

The Latest on Ryan Zinke's departure as U.S. Secretary of Interior (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says National Park visitors should "grab a trash bag and take some trash out" as garbage bins at some parks ...

Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

Politics 12/15/18, 09:39

President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee), who's facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end. Trump tweets that Zinke "accomplished much during his tenure" and that ...

Winds that fanned Southern California wildfire diminish

U.S. 11/15/18, 18:12

Winds that fanned a deadly, destructive Southern California firestorm were fading Thursday and more areas were reopening to residents as firefighters extended containment lines around the vast burn scar. "It's the new abnormal: fires, dryness, lack of moisture, winds," Gov. Jerry ...

Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

Politics 11/12/18, 21:30

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he's "100 percent confident" no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get ousted from President Donald Trump's Cabinet.The former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL faces ...

Gianforte’s fortunes tied to Trump in Montana House race

U.S. 11/04/18, 15:10

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will give him some of the credit. Gianforte has tied his political ...

US Interior Department sets July 1 goal for reorganization

U.S. 11/01/18, 18:31

The U.S. Interior Department said Thursday it wants to have its newly reorganized regions up and running by July 1.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plan calls for realigning the department into 12 unified regions and relocating many decision-makers from Washington to ...

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