Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast U.S. lands

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Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast U.S. lands

Critics say Interior Secretary has shut down outside input on land management
Mount Katahdin is just west of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a site administered by the U.S. Interior Department near Patten, Maine. A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Kings Canyon National Park, Calif., in April 2017. The park is managed by the U.S. Interior Department, which has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined.

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast U.S. lands

Mount Katahdin is just west of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a site administered by the U.S. Interior Department near Patten, Maine. A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Kings Canyon National Park, Calif., in April 2017. The park is managed by the U.S. Interior Department, which has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and repeated complaints that dissenting views have been sidelined.

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast U.S. lands

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