Ryan Zinke Con Hearing

Ryan Zinke Confirmation Hearing
Ryan Zinke Confirmation Hearing

01/17/2017

VIDEO SOURCE: Trumpster - YouTube

Published on Jan 18, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for interior secretary says the nation’s vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke said his father and the Boys Scouts taught him the principles of environmental stewardship and the importance of public access to public lands. Zinke, an admirer of President Theodore Roosevelt, said management of federal lands should be done under a “multiple-use” model set forth by Gifford Pinchot, a longtime Roosevelt associate and the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Zinke also pledged to tackle an estimated $12 billion backlog in maintenance and repair at national parks, saying parks and other public lands should be a key part of Trump’s infrastructure improvement plan.


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