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Ryan Zinke approved by 16 Democrats as Interior Secty
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Wednesday Mar 1st, 2017 8:55 PM
Zinke’s views climate science, voting record, campaign donations, and statements on future fossil fuel extraction on federal lands had riled climate and environment groups who say he’s not fit to oversee the nation’s lands and natural resources and enforce the Endangered Species Act.
From: Shameful Vote’: 17 Senators Draw Progressives’ Outrage for Enabling Trump by Andrea Germanos, 3/1/17 at
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/shameful_vote_17_senators_draw_progressive_outrage_for_enabling_20170301
Zinke’s views climate science, voting record, campaign donations, and statements on future fossil fuel extraction on federal lands had riled climate and environment groups who say he’s not fit to oversee the nation’s lands and natural resources and enforce the Endangered Species Act.

With Zinke as Interior Secretary, said 350.org executive director May Boeve, “Once again, the Trump administration is stacking their cards in favor of the fossil fuel industry.”

“Zinke is another climate science-denier with ties to Big Oil who won’t lift a finger for real climate action. His agenda will put communities in danger and, if the coal moratorium is lifted, would spell disaster for the climate,” she continued.

The Democratic senators who voted in favor of Zinke are:

Michael Bennet (Colo.)
Sherrod Brown (Ohio)
Chris Coons (Del.)
Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.)
Joe Donnelly (Ind.)
Martin Heinrich (N.M.)
Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)
Tim Kaine (Va.)
Joe Manchin (W.V.)
Claire McCaskill (Mo.)
Chris Murphy (Conn.)
Bill Nelson (Fla.)
Jon Tester (Mont.)
Tom Udall (N.M.)
Mark Warner (Va.)
Ron Wyden (Ore.)
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See also the 68 to 31 vote at
https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00075

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/01/shameful-vote-17-senators-draw-progressive-outrage-enabling-trump