Donald Trump's Interior Secretary Just Called Trump 'The Man Who Brought Christmas Back' and People Are Roasting Him Hard
At the White House's annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had the honor of introducing President Donald Trump, and he did it in the exact way Trump would want him to...
Donald Trump's Interior Secretary Just Doubled Down on Trump's Claim That 'Mismanagement' Is to Blame for Forest Fires, and He Has a New Group to Blame
At the height of the massive wildfire in California that killed over 70 people and destroyed countless lives, President Donald Trump shocked the nation by blaming...California. The president said that a lack of adequate forest management created dry conditions that exacerbated what has now become the largest wildfire in California's history. The vast majority of California's public forests are managed by the federal government and these fires spread in populated urban areas as well.
Nevertheless, in a harrowing display of consistency, the Trump administration is doubling down on the erroneous claim—with a new scapegoat to boot.
Trump Administration's Decision to Lift the Ban on Hunting Grizzly Bears Just Hit a Major Speed Bump 2 Days Before the Hunt Was to Begin
Back in 2017, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)—under guidance from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—decided to lift the 26 year ban on hunting grizzly bears in the continental USA. Despite placement on the Endangered Species Act listing in 1975, hunting remained active in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
At the time they became officially endangered in the lower 48 states, 136 to 312 bears remained in the Yellowstone area.
In the 1500s, an estimated 30 to 60 million North American bison —or buffalo— roamed the Great Plains of North America. But over hunting brought their numbers down to just 325 wild bison left in the United States by 1884.
But thanks to conservation efforts, the United States official national mammal recovered to 20,000-25,000 wild bison on public lands and at least 250,000 bison in private herds by the end of the 1990s. Much of the work was done thanks to laws like the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Trump Cabinet Member's Response to Question About Funding for Japanese Internment Education Sparks Outrage
Donald Trump's Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, currently under scrutiny for spending $130,000 of taxpayers' money on new doors for his office, is under fire again, but for a completely different reason.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Just Called Donald Trump Out on His Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling and We're Cheering
At the beginning of the year, the Trump administration announced an expansion of offshore drilling encompassing nearly all of the United States coastline. The move came after the administration proposed rolling back offshore drilling safety regulations.
Within days, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced an exemption for Florida because of its "unique" economic dependence on its shores. States also dependent on coastal industries shared their outrage and noted that President Trump's lucrative Mar-a-Lago resort profits from that Florida coastline.
Barely a week has passed since the Trump administration announced a controversial expansion of offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans essentially encompassing the entire U.S. coastline. But Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke already altered the plan saying the Trump administration grants an exception for the state of Florida.
After a reported brief meeting between Zinke and Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott at the Tallahasee airport, Zinke amended the expansion with oil-drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico "off the table."