Why is Ryan Zinke Playing Political Games with Our National Monuments? What Happened to Him?
Ryan Zinke has always struggled to define his position on our public lands. The Secretary of the Interior has always painted himself as a Teddy Roosevelt Republican, committed to the protection of public spaces and preservation of the special, untouched places that make the West what it is, but his policy record shows a person far too often more interested in protecting the interests of multinational corporations and private landowners than the public interest. As Secretary of the Interior, that tension between the persona Zinke has created and the politician he has become even more apparent. He announced he would fight