Trump taps Montana Congressman Zinke to lead Interior Department

Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Many environmental groups oppose Zinke for his commitment to fossil fuels and his view that the science on climate change is “unsettled.” Bradley Campbell, the president of the Conservation Law Foundation feared that Zinke would be given the task of unravelling Obama’s protections of the environment and federal lands.

Considering Zinke’s history on climate and his defending fossil fuel interests, “it is likely that we will be facing an uphill battle,” Campbell said.

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