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Ryan Zinke resigns amid scandals, corruption

Zinke’s days of plundering our lands and enriching himself and his friends are over. With an average of nearly one federal investigation opened into his conduct in office per month, Zinke’s highly questionable ethics have finally caught up with him.

EPA Sued for Records of Andrew Wheeler Meetings With Oil Lobbyists

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for refusing to release public records concerning meetings and communications with the lobbying firm Faegre Baker Daniels, the former employer of EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

Senate must reject Andrew Wheeler for EPA Administrator

Andrew Wheeler is a puppet of the fossil fuel industry and a disaster for the EPA. As Acting Administrator, Wheeler has continued Scott Pruitt’s toxic agenda and opened the EPA’s doors even wider to corporate polluters.

Impact Stories See All
Together We Stopped Ryan Zinke
Together We Stopped Ryan Zinke

Ryan Zinke has now followed in the footsteps of former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt: leaving under the weight of his accumulating misdeeds.

Stopping Scott Pruitt
Stopping Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt’s corruption finally caught up with him. After months of mounting scandals about his cronyism, ethical violations and anti-environmental policies, we finally got rid of him thanks to the thousands of Friends of the Earth activists who fought to protect the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump Resistance
Trump Resistance

Friends of the Earth and our members aren’t afraid of speaking truth to power. Using every tool we have, we have pushed back against Trump and his despicable administration… and that resistance has paid off.

Backing Interior Away from Steep National Park Fee Hike
Backing Interior Away from Steep National Park Fee Hike

The idea of pricing millions of Americans out of visiting our beloved spaces is wholly un-American. Zinke’s decision prioritizes the elite over the general public, and further undermines the challenges facing low-income families and individuals.

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Undoing the damage Pruitt and Zinke did to our environment
Undoing the damage Pruitt and Zinke did to our environment

Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke seemingly handed the EPA and DOI over to corporate polluters. They debased these agencies and endangered public health. Americans are relying on the Democrats to stand up, stop these destructive actions and protect people and the planet.

The caravan reveals what is happening in our country: an interview with Bertita Zúniga Cáceres
The caravan reveals what is happening in our country: an interview with Bertita Zúniga Cáceres

I spoke with Bertita about the trial of her mother’s killers, which has since concluded with a guilty charge against four of Berta’s killers, the conditions of instability in Honduras and the reasons for the mass exodus from her country that has come to be known as a migrant caravan.

Four ways for Democrats to root out Republican corruption
Four ways for Democrats to root out Republican corruption

Democrats in the House must hold administration officials accountable for their unethical and illegal actions. They should start with the Department of Interior and its Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing no less than 17 federal investigations.

Resources See All
  • Department of Interior FOIA (August 16, 2018)
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  • Environmental Groups Oppose SCOTUS Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh
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  • Department of Interior FOIA (June 26, 2018)
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