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Trump's new Interior Secretary undermines conservation initiatives on first day
Trump's new Interior Secretary undermines conservation initiatives on first day
On Thursday, his first day on the job as Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke signed two orders.

One, Secretarial Order No. 3346, overturned action to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service phase out the use of lead fishing tackle and ammunition on national wildlife refuges by 2022. Loons and other waterbirds often die from lead poisoning after accidentally ingesting lead sinkers and jigs and shotgun pellets.

Zinke’s second directive, Secretarial Order No. 3347, is aimed at expanding access to public lands for motorized recreation, hunting and fishing, and to kill wolves and other predators essential for ecosystem balance.

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 (Archive on Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre
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