Zinke’s Interior Dept can only tell the truth if it’s by accident

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News that Zinke ignored key information to justify cutting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments is latest sign of his contempt for truth and transparency.

On July 23, The Washington Post reported on documents showing officials at the Department of the Interior downplayed information that suggested protections be kept in place at Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. They also took pains to ensure the American people didn’t find out about the decision-making process behind President Trump’s eventual sharp reductions to those monuments.

The documents containing these shocking-but-unsurprising revelations were inadvertently published by Interior and later redacted, enabling the Post’s scoop.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s team blew the whistle on itself, suggesting that the chronically untruthful Trump/Zinke regime will only accidentally say what it’s really doing and why.

Since it’s hard to keep up, here are just a few of Zinke’s greatest attacks on the truth.

Highlights: Zinke’s contempt for transparency and the truth

You get the idea (we could go on for a long, long time).

Zinke and his most trusted advisors have regularly shirked transparency or tried to cut the American people out of decision-making, helping to make him the worst Interior secretary in U.S. history.

We’re fighting the Zinke/Trump regime in court rooms and in Washington DC, with more and more evidence of their lies popping up every day. Check out why we’re formally calling on the Trump Administration to rescind its monument cuts and investigate the mismanagement and public deception behind them.