The Senate voted 68 to 31 Wednesday in favor of confirming Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to head the Department of the Interior.
During his confirmation hearing, Zinke said he believes the climate is changing but suggested that the role that human activity has played is subject to debate.
"Congressman Zinke and I have had several discussions about forestry - especially about how to get the harvest up in a sustainable way, create jobs in rural America and protect our special places", Wyden said.
Zinke, who will lead a department that oversees 400 million acres of federal land, has anxious environmental advocates by appearing soft toward oil and gas companies. Also, the liberals are anxious that he would eventually open more land to exploitation, at the expense of wildlife and their constantly declining habitat.
Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to make the national monument designations. State leaders and supporters of the oil and gas industry have vowed to work with the Trump administration in reversing the designation.
Zinke will oversee energy development on federal lands and the protection of endangered species, as well as the country's national parks.
Zinke earned a degree in geology from the University of OR in 1984 and joined the military two years later.
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Ryan Zinke testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 17, 2017. While Democrats didn't delay Zinke's confirmation, the prolonged process for other nominees, including newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, delayed Zinke from receiving a final vote earlier. As a one-term Congressman, Zinke worked to boost mining, including supporting an effort to end a coal leasing moratorium on federal lands.
"He knows we must strike this balance between conservation and responsible energy development", Senator Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, said ahead of the vote Wednesday.
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Republican Party activists and Republican voters mostly approve of Donald Trump's first actions as president of the United States. But Democrats say more people are coming forward to compete as candidates against Republican office holders.
There were at least 20 such threats called in to Jewish institutions across the country Monday, according to the ADL. JCC administration has moved everyone that was inside to a safer area on the premises.
Because of this surge, federal health officials are now weighing the option of administering a third dose of the MMR vaccine. UHS also reminds travelers that Zika virus, Chikungunya and dengue fever remain active health concerns in tropical climates.
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The woman was only jailed for a few minutes, but Facebook photos show Annie smiling as she displays her handcuffs to the camera. According to the Daily Mail, the adventurous senior told family members she always wanted to experience jail.
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His presence alone helped Golden reach a career-high in sacks and defensive tackle Calais Campbell achieve eight sacks. Jones remains one of the league's premiere pass-rushers and is nearly certain to be back in Arizona next season.
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