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Response to the Interior Department’s refusal to release Secretary Zinke’s national monument report

DENVER—In response to the Department of Interior’s announcement that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the White House will not release the full results of Zinke’s national monuments review, only a detail-free “summary” of the report, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:

“More than 2.7 million Americans told Secretary Zinke what they think—the least he can do is return the favor. This secrecy shows the Trump administration knows their attack on national monuments is wildly unpopular.

“If Secretary Zinke expects Americans to be thankful because he wants to merely erase large chunks of national monuments instead of eliminating them entirely, he is badly mistaken.”


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Putting Karen Budd-Falen at the head of @BLMNational would send a clear signal to land seizure advocates that @SecretaryZinke is on their side.
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@SecretaryZinke rocked moccasins to celebrate native cultures. But tribes are focused on his plans to rock Bears Ears, via @bydarrylfears @eilperin
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