Ryan Zinke

North Carolina News: Federal Opioid Reduction Task Force Initiative Leads To 76 Arrests In North Carolina Indian Country

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A major law enforcement operation targeting drug trafficking in and around Indian Country in North Carolina has resulted in the arrest of more than 75 individuals on federal, state and tribal charges, announced Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke and Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The undercover … Continue reading North Carolina News: Federal Opioid Reduction Task Force Initiative Leads To 76 Arrests In North Carolina Indian Country

Washington, D.C. | Congressman Francis Rooney questions compliance regarding seismic activities in Big Cypress National Preserve

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Francis Rooney wrote Secretary Ryan Zinke calling for the Department of the Interior to make sure that the contractor conducting seismic activities in the Big Cypress National Preserve fully complies with the remediation and repair requirements required by the seismic permit, defined as Minimization and Mitigation Measures. Congressman Rooney stated, … Continue reading Washington, D.C. | Congressman Francis Rooney questions compliance regarding seismic activities in Big Cypress National Preserve

United States | Denham legislation brings more water storage: Department of the Interior moves forward on expansion of Shasta Dam

United States – Announced today, the U.S. Department of the Interior is moving forward on enlargement of Shasta Dam, a critical water storage reservoir in California. This expansion comes as a direct result of Rep. Denham’s Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act language and $20 million in funding approved in March of this … Continue reading United States | Denham legislation brings more water storage: Department of the Interior moves forward on expansion of Shasta Dam

DENVER | US says ex-nuke site won’t open to public, then says it will

DENVER — The U.S. Interior Department said Friday it will go ahead with plans to open a wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, after briefly putting the opening on hold amid concerns about public safety. Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, on the perimeter of a government factory that … Continue reading DENVER | US says ex-nuke site won’t open to public, then says it will

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Delegation Attends the 30th Pacific Islands Forum

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: A high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will attend the 30th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Session with Forum Dialogue Partners on September … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Delegation Attends the 30th Pacific Islands Forum

SALEM, Oregon | Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

SALEM, Ore.  — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump‘s numerous efforts to shred Obama’s legacy, U.S. Justice Department lawyers are in Obama’s corner as … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

SALEM, Oregon | In twist, Trump administration backs Obama’s monument decree

SALEM, Ore.  — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump’s numerous efforts to shred Obama’s legacy, U.S. Justice Department lawyers are in Obama’s corner as … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | In twist, Trump administration backs Obama’s monument decree

Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting

WASHINGTON /March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Big-game hunters tapped by the Trump administration to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants and lions as trophies defended the practice Friday, arguing that threatened and endangered species would go extinct without the anti-poaching programs funded in part by the fees wealthy … Continue reading Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting