Sign this petition: Demand Congress hold Secretary Ryan Zinke accountable for working to destroy our public lands and waters
Every day Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is in office, he works to destroy our public lands and waters at the expense of our communities.
He proposed gutting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. He wants to massively ramp up oil and gas drilling off our coasts. And he’s trying to slash protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
All this begs the question: What is Ryan Zinke getting out of destroying our last remaining wild places and the people who depend on them?
There are 14 federal investigations into Zinke’s decision-making, misuse of funds, and potential corruption. We can’t continue to allow him to destroy our wild places and communities for the benefit of his friends – from private developers to the fossil fuel industry. This makes Zinke just as corrupt as former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. We need Congress to kick him out of office before he can do any more harm!Participating partners:
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We, the undersigned, call on you as elected members of Congress to do everything in your power to hold Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke accountable for his potential ethics violations, including calling for him to be fired.
Zinke has an extensive track record of acting to gut protections for our public lands and waters. He proposed gutting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments so the fossil fuel industry could drill and mine there – with devastating impacts on local communities. He released a plan to massively ramp up oil and gas drilling off our coasts. And he wants to slash protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This could lead to Big Oil wiping out the porcupine caribou herd, which Alaska’s Gwich’in community has relied on for millennia.
Additionally, Zinke is trying to disregard the input of communities impacted by fossil fuel development. For example, his department is limiting tribal involvement in decisions about Bears Ears -- despite the fact that mining there would have catastrophic impacts on their lands.
Meanwhile, a foundation established by Zinke and chaired by his wife engaged in a real estate deal with the chairman of dirty energy giant Halliburton – which is already benefitting from Zinke’s attacks on our public lands and waters. Zinke has been wasting taxpayer money on chartered flights and helicopter trips. And 14 federal investigations have already been initiated to look into his actions.
We call on you to stop Zinke from using his position as Secretary of the Interior to destroy our public lands and waters and harm the communities who depend on them while his friends in the oil industry benefit. Please publicly call for Zinke’s removal immediately.