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You can’t make this stuff up: Zinke Announces Plan to Fight Wildfires With More Logging

SWAMP WATCH: Gift to loggers: “Trump’s proposed 2019 budget reportedly includes cuts to firefighting efforts, including for wildfire research.  Zinke said he’s redirecting money to be used for the removal of “dead and dying” trees, some of which can be “salvaged” for timber. He has also called for “robust fuels reduction,” including “timber harvests.” He complained […]

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‘Belly Flop’: With Only One Percent of Leases Sold, Even Fossil Fuel Industry Understands Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan Is Ridiculous

SWAMP WATCH ““California communities reject offshore drilling and are building a wall of opposition to Trump’s reckless agenda,” said Blake Kopcho, an organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). “We won’t let Trump and his corrupt cronies pollute our coastline with oil spills and toxic fracking chemicals.” ‘Belly Flop’: With Only One Percent of

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‘No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have Everything to Do with Climate Change’

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Common Dreams “Of course, as real and not-at-all-radical environmentalists pointed out, what ZInke is really saying is that he wants to give the nation’s forests over to the timber industry for clear-cutting, consequences and destruction of natural habitat be damned.” ‘No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have

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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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Email dump confirms shrinking nat’l monuments was designed to favor logging, fossil-fuel interests

“Zinke was supposed to be supervising an objective study of 27 national monuments. He and his minions were actually burying the benefits of keeping the national monuments the size they had been designated and emphasizing how shrinking the monuments would be good for the extractive industries …..Zinke’s sham review was rigged from the beginning to open up more public lands

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Is Zinke trolling San Francisco with plan to dismantle city’s reservoir?

Is Zinke trolling San Francisco with plan to dismantle city’s reservoir? US interior secretary’s meeting with group in favor of Yosemite valley restoration met with puzzlement from experts US interior secretary Ryan Zinke has prompted puzzlement by meeting with a group that seeks to dismantle a dam providing San Francisco’s water, as experts wonder whether

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