While Ryan Zinke, the former interior secretary who left office in January, announced historic rollbacks of public-land protections, Mr. Bernhardt developed the plans behind the scenes. NYTimes.com - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s nominating a Washington veteran with lobbying ties to U.S. energy companies to lead the Interior Department. David Bernhardt, currently.. Seattle Times - Published
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Five Filipino soldiers and three Abu Sayyaf gunmen were killed in a clash Saturday, as Philippine troops intensified their manhunt for militants behind twin.. Eurasia Review - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is proposing restrictions on public records requests, drawing a challenge from a Democratic lawmaker who says the move would undermine transparency House.. Seattle Times - Published
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee is calling on the Interior Department to halt work on oil and gas development permits and leases in Alaska and.. Seattle Times - Published
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has taken a job at an investment company after leaving the Trump administration amid unresolved ethics investigations.North.. New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it will put guards at some 370 illegal crossing points along the country's southern border with Guatemala.Mexico's interior secretary has not set a date.. New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has freed the first 16 inmates under an amnesty program started by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when he took office on Dec. 1.Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez.. New Zealand Herald - Published
Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump says he isn't in a rush to tap any permanent Cabinet replacements.
"Well I'm in no hurry. I have acting. And my actings are doing really great," Trump.. Newsy - Published
Watch VideoThe National Park Service will tap into entrance fees to help pay for some operations, but critics have said the move could be illegal.
Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.. Newsy - Published
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Ryan Zinke's departure as U.S. Secretary of Interior (all times local):10:50 a.m.Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says National Park visitors should.. New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Newsday
As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism of his actions favouring industry, he told The Associated Press that he has lived.. CBC.ca - Published Also reported by •New Zealand Herald •Seattle Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether President Donald Trump's former Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, lied to Department of Interior investigators in what could.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters •Reuters India
Watch VideoFormer Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has officially left the department, but he might not be off the radar when it comes to federal investigations.
According to the Washington Post,.. Newsy - Published
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Newly-departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tells The Associated Press that he's been truthful with investigators looking into numerous ethics complaints against him and has.. New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
Watch VideoInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke is officially stepping down from his position.
Zinke's last day in office was Wednesday. He wrote on Twitter that it's been "a high honor" to serve.. Newsy - Published
As Ryan Zinke steps down amid a string of ethics investigations, his deputy David Bernhardt — a former oil-industry lobbyist and a polarizing figure — will take over at the Department of the.. NPR - Published
With Zinke out as Interior Secretary, we need our congressional delegation to insist that the next office holder work with Washington state to finish the job and bring grizzly bears home to the North.. Seattle Times - Published
Fox News' *Bret Baier* sat down with Interior Secretary *Ryan Zinke* in an interview that aired tonight, and he pressed the outgoing Cabinet official on the investigations into him. Mediaite - Published