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January 13, 2017 | Feature

What You Should Know About Ryan Zinke & The Interior Department

President-elect 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.

December 12, 2016 | Feature

What You Should Know About Scott Pruitt & The EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has announced Scott Pruitt as his pick for EPA Administrator. A polluter lobbyist is not qualified to keep our air and water clean. Here’s what you should know about Pruitt and the agency he will head, if confirmed.

December 12, 2016 | Feature

What You Should Know About Jeff Sessions & The U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump has announced Jeff Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, as his pick for Attorney General, a critical post that can affect everything from environmental law to civil rights. He is an untenable choice for Attorney General. Here’s what you should know about Sen. Sessions and the powers he will get, if confirmed.

September 9, 2016 | Feature

FAQ: Standing Rock Litigation

On the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit. What happens next? Find out.

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