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Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as interior secretary

Mar 01, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs
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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Ryan Zinke's nomination to lead the Interior Department by a 68 to 31 vote.

Zinke will head a department that manages a fifth of the land in the United States, about 500 million surface acres, a total that doesn't include millions more acres and natural resources underground. Interior has an enormous environmental footprint, with agencies that decide how resources such as coal are managed and which animals are eligible for listing under the Endangered Spec...