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January 13, 2017 | Feature

What You Should Know About Ryan Zinke & The Interior Department

President Donald Trump has nominated Ryan Zinke to serve as Secretary of Interior, a position that oversees management of a substantial amount of the nation’s public lands, wildlife and industrial development. Here’s what you should know about Zinke, the powers he’ll have, and the agencies he will lead if confirmed.

March 17, 2016 | Feature

Too Sacred To Drill

As Earthjustice builds its legal case to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area, the Blackfeet Nation is building a movement, drawn together by collective outrage over the oil industry’s demands to drill a treasured landscape.

November 3, 2015 | In the News: Montana Public Radio

Ag. Secretary Urges Cancellation Of Badger-Two Medicine Drilling Leases

Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: "But at the end of the day only one entity gets to make the decision. And that’s the Interior Department. It created this situation when it issued the leases despite the protests of so many people back in the 1980s. And it issued a drilling permit over the protest of so many people in the 1990s. Now that decision is coming home to roost.”

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