Amid monument review, a pro-energy Interior emerges

Read the full story in High Country News.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is three months into a review of 27 national monuments to determine whether they should be shrunk, abolished or left intact. Zinke’s review comes as he continues to fill his department with pro-industry officials and amid a broader push at the Interior Department for increased energy development on public lands — something monument designations can work against.

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