Zinke played a leading part in Trump’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations and promote domestic energy development.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Like his boss, Bernhardt's position hasn't come with controversy or conflicts of interest.
The Interior Secretary touts that the overhaul would move employees out of D.C. Some Democrats have called the plan unworkable.
The grizzly hunts would have been the first in U.S. outside Alaska since 1991.
Congressman Jared Polis asked the federal government to keep Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed. Fish and Wildlife plans to open the refuge regardless.
A decision about whether to move the BLM and where isn’t expected for many months.
The Center for Biological Diversity, a conservation group, said Sheehan’s departure was “welcome news for America’s wildlife.”
The National Park Service office oversees Yellowstone, Grand Teton and dozens of other national parks in eight states.
“To be the name that pops up at the top of the BLM conversation is wonderful for us,” said Robin Brown from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is planning to move BLM headquarters. Coloradans in Congress are angling for a Colorado location.