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Ryan Zinke Lashes Out at Critics of Trump’s Plan to Mitigate Wildfires

Ryan Zinke Lashes Out at Critics of Trump’s Plan to Mitigate Wildfires

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter   Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke accused critics of the Trump administration’s position on forest management of being unscientific in their approach to mitigating future California wildfires. “People who claim forest management means clearcutting or largescale logging are either lying or just don’t know what they’re talking about,” Zinke wrote in […]

Trump Interior Secretary Wants to Log California Forests to Limit Wildfires

Trump Interior Secretary Wants to Log California Forests to Limit Wildfires

By Chriss Street Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said during a visit to fire-ravaged regions of California this weekend that the Trump administration would seek changes in forestry management policies to reduce the severity of wildfires. Zinke was in Redding, California, to tour the devastation of the Carr Fire and advocate for President Donald Trump’s plan to […]

Zinke Is Shipping the Headquarters of the Largest Land-Owning Agency Out of DC

Zinke Is Shipping the Headquarters of the Largest Land-Owning Agency Out of DC

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is making plans to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) out of Washington, D.C., to a city in the West. The federal government owns 640 million acres in the U.S., or roughly 28 percent of the nation’s entire landmass. The BLM manages 248.3 […]

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

  by Paul Driessen Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking […]

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

. By Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions are informed, courageous and long overdue. Westerners are delighted, and I’ve advocated such reforms since […]