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Interior watchdog opens probe of land deal linking Zinke, Halliburton chairman

“Secretary Zinke doesn’t seem to take his responsibility to the public seriously,” Grijalva told POLITICO in a statement. “He’s turned it into the Ryan Zinke show, which is more about waving his own flag above the building and doing personal business deals with his friends instead of protecting public lands and improving our environmental quality. […]

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20 Mining Claims Have Been Staked On Land Trump Cut From Monument Protection

What could possibly go wrong with little or no oversight? “Trump’s rollback of the two protected Utah sites came after a months-long administrative review of more than two dozen recent monument designations. Upon launching the review in April 2017, Trump vowed to end “another egregious abuse of federal power” and open up protected areas to

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