FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the …

Trump Administration Crafts Plan to Conserve Sage Grouse, Help Americans

The Trump administration is putting plans in place to protect the once-endangered sage grouse but also allow millions of acres to benefit Americans in the states where the birds live, including plans to allow more oil and gas drilling, mining, and other activities.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 4: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke gives a speech before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol on December 4, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Trump announced the reduction in size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante …

Zinke’s Interior Department Blasts National Parks Board Resignations: Good Riddance

The liberal media, including the Washington Post and National Public Radio, reported on a “mass resignation” of nine of the 12 members of the National Park Service advisory board. They reportedly resigned because Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees that agency, would not meet with them and opposed their positions on climate change and other environmental issues.

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Interior Department Denies Wrongdoing in Puerto Rico Reconstruction Deal

The Department of Interior is pushing back against media reports that there was any collusion between the agency and Montana-based Whitefish Energy, which has contracted with Puerto Rico to repair the island’s electronic grid taken out by Hurricane Maria last month.

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Zinke On Interior Budget: Obama $15 Billion Revenue Cuts Enough to Pay for Entire Maintenance Backlog for National Parks

Calling President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 a “new foundation for American greatness,” Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke told reporters on a Tuesday conference call that the loss of revenue suffered under the Obama administration could pay for the “entire backlog” of maintenance for national parks, with about $3 billion to spare.