In­te­rior Sec. Zinke step­ping down

The Taos News - - ENVIRONMENT - — Cody Hooks

The an­nounce­ment came in the form of a tweet from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump over the week­end (Dec. 15). Ryan Zinke was the Sec­re­tary of the In­te­rior since Trump took of­fice but has been dogged by of­fi­cial ethics in­ves­ti­ga­tions for much of that time. His ag­gres­sive stance to­ward pub­lic lands rubbed many con­ser­va­tion­ists the wrong way, in­clud­ing here in Taos; lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal and out­door re­cre­ation ad­vo­cates have con­sis­tently crit­i­cized his sup­port for re­duc­ing the size of na­tional mon­u­ments.

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