Trump Administration Pulls Out of Endangered Species Day Activities, Youth Wildlife Art Contest

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  1. Zinke is a piece of bear shit. Pulling out FWS from celebrating Endangered Species Day is an act that a frightened, bullied little man would submit to. I’ll he peed on himself when trump told him not to celebrate the day.

    As a House member representing Montana he was against selling of public lands and also advocated to maintaining national monuments.

    However he voted to sell off some lands and repeal past rules.
    Quote: Zinke, who recently began his second term as Montana’s sole House member, told senators at a January hearing that federal land management should be done under a multiple-use model that allows hiking, hunting, fishing and camping along with harvesting timber, mining for coal and drilling for oil and natural gas.

    Zinke also pledged to tackle an estimated $12 billion backlog in maintenance and repair at national parks and stand firm against attempts to sell, give away or transfer federal lands.

    Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said she is not convinced that Zinke will be able to “stand up” to Trump and prevent oil, gas and mining companies from unduly exploiting public lands.

    Cantwell also said Zinke appears willing to support transfer of some federal lands to states, citing his vote for the GOP-sponsored rules package. She worries that Zinke may weaken or repeal recent designations by President Barack Obama of national monuments, including Utah’s Bears Ears monument.

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