Zinke Confirmed as New Interior Secretary
Ryan Zinke was confirmed Wednesday as interior secretary, placing him in charge of protecting more than 1,500 endangered species, managing 500 million acres of public lands and overseeing many of the country's oil, gas and coal reserves.
During his two years in Congress, Zinke earned a 3 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters and voted against protections for endangered species 100 percent of the time, including opposing safeguards for African elephants, gray wolves and sage grouse. Zinke has also voted to place the interests of fossil fuels above all else when it comes to the management of public lands.
"Ryan Zinke has no business being secretary of the interior," said the Center's director, Kierán Suckling.
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