Ryan Zinke

Ancient granaries are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017 outside Blanding, Utah.

Five Tribes File Complaint Against Trump Administration to Protect Bears Ears Monument

The complaint says the president’s move was unconstitutional. 

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Puerto Rico Cancels Energy Restoration Contract With Montana Firm

FEMA has significant concerns with how PREPA procured this contract and has not confirmed whether the contract prices were reasonable.”

The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance.

Leaked Document Details Plans for Protected Status of National Monuments

The Washington Post obtained a report that the White House has not publicly disclosed.

Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins, are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017, outside Blanding, Utah.

Bears Ears Among National Monuments Facing Reduction in Size

The Department of the Interior proposes opening up acres of protected land to private interests.

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Sand to Snow National Monument Keeps Protected Status

The area is a sacred place for many Native American tribes, and home to various endangered species.

Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins, are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017, outside Blanding, Utah.

The Trump Administration Suggests Reducing the Size of Bears Ears National Monument

The site, home to ancient cliff dwellings and ancient rock art, currently covers 1.35 million acres.

A house sits on the edge of the Chukchi Sea on July 7, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska. In April, the Trump administration approved offshore drilling for gas and oil in Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea.

Diverse Alliance Calls on Interior Secretary to Protect Arctic and Atlantic From Drilling

The 38 groups include Latinx, Black, Asian American and indigenous people.

Colorlines screenshot of video posted by Cassandra Begay, taken on May 8, 2017.

Ryan Zinke to Native Protestor: 'Be Nice, Don't Be Rude'

The secretary of the interior had some words for Navajo activist Cassandra Begay during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance.

President Signs Executive Order to Review National Monument Designations

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is expected to submit a final report within 120 days.

The Mesa Verde National Park on August 7, 2008, in Colorado. The Ancestral Pueblo people who made this their home for over 700 years. Recapture Canyon is considered a mini-Mesa Verde for its cliff dwellings where the Pueblo people also lived.

Sacred Tribal Land of Recapture Canyon Is Now Open for Recreational Use

Vehicles had been prohibited near Recapture Canyon in Utah since 2007—but that has now changed.

 Black Thunder Mine, one of the world's largest coal mines where much of the coal is federally owned.

Tribal and Environmental Groups Sue Administration for Lifting Coal Leasing Ban

Jenny Harbine, lead attorney on case: “No one voted to pollute our public lands, air or drinking water in the last election.”

Secretary of Interior Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is sworn in during his confirmation hearing before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee January 17, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

3 Things You Need to Know About Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

He was confirmed with a a 68-31 vote.

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The Latest on Trump's Cabinet: Who Was Confirmed, Who Was Delayed?

Democrats boycotted two votes today, but one of President Trump’s nominees was confirmed by 96 members of the Senate.

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. President-elect Donald Trump has offered him the interior secretary position.

Trump Picks a Pro-Coal Congressman to Head the Department of the Interior

Rep. Ryan Zinke has worked closely with Native communities in Montana, to varying outcomes for different tribes.