Natural Resources

"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

Senate Clears Water Bill With Flint Aid, Disputed California Rider

"After a weeklong battle over last-minute policy riders, the Senate passed a major water bill in the early morning hours Saturday that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and drought relief for California."

Source: The Hill, 12/12/2016

"Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean"

"Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity being held in Cancun this week and next."

Source: ENS, 12/06/2016


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