Natural Resources

Arctic Oil Rush: Nenets' Livelihood And Habitat At Risk From Oil Spills

"The livelihood of the Nenets people who live along the northern stretches of the Yenisei, Russia’s longest river, depends on two pursuits: fishing and reindeer herding. But locals have said both of those activities are under threat from an oil terminal due to be built on the Tanalau cape, near where the river empties into the Arctic Ocean."

Source: Guardian, 12/26/2016

Interior Pick Zinke "Was Caught in 'Pattern of Fraud' at SEAL Team 6"

"A Montana lawmaker tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be secretary of the interior committed travel fraud when he was a member of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, according to three former unit leaders and a military consultant."

Source: The Intercept, 12/21/2016

"Interior: Potential Trump Pick A 'Roosevelt Guy,' But Enviros Wary"

"Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) sees himself as 'a Teddy Roosevelt guy,' a supporter of public lands who makes his own decisions, whether they follow the party line or not. But environmentalists continue to be wary of President-elect Donald Trump's potential pick for Interior secretary."

Source: Greenwire, 12/15/2016

"Trump Taps Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke As Interior Secretary"

"President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has represented Montana’s at-large congressional seat for one term, to serve as secretary of the Department of the Interior, according to an individual with first-hand knowledge of the decision."

Source: Wash Post, 12/14/2016


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