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How the Interior Department Ticked off Western Governors

| Jan. 08, 2019

Way back in July of this year, former Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that his agency would no longer ask developers to compensate Americans when they destroy wetlands or kill threatened and endangered species on our shared public lands — a long-standing practice known as "compensatory mitigation." With all the news and noise coming from the Trump administration, the announcement of this handout to industry went largely unnoticed.

Some people noticed, though, including many Republican governors out west, and they were not at all impressed....

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For Academic Citation: Clement, Joel.“How the Interior Department Ticked off Western Governors.” The Denver Post, January 8, 2019.