Ryan Zinke continues to prove that he is not a disciple of Teddy Roosevelt.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday opened up the possibility of hard-rock mining on the borders of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park, reversing an Obama-era decision that might have protected the wilderness for decades.
In an opinion posted on the agency’s website, officials said that contrary to its decision a year ago, the Interior secretary does not have the discretion to deny Twin Metals its leases for copper and nickel mining.
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“….the Interior secretary does not have the discretion to deny Twin Metals its leases for copper and nickel mining.”
Really? How about the PEOPLE who pay your salaries? The people you are paid to represent? 80% of THESE people want to deny Antofagasta (“Twin Metals”) its leases for copper and nickel mining.