March 1, 2017 on Senate confirming Zinke as Interior Secretary

Washington, DC — Today, the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. In response, Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:

“Once again, the Trump administration is stacking their cards in favor of the fossil fuel industry. Zinke is another climate science-denier with ties to Big Oil who won’t lift a finger for real climate action. His agenda will put communities in danger and, if the coal moratorium is lifted, would spell disaster for the climate. People across the country have been resisting the fossil fuel industry’s grasp on public lands for years, and we’ll continue fighting to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”

In January, people across the country joined rallies at U.S. Senators in-state offices for the #DayAgainstDenial, urging their elected officials to reject Zinke and the rest of Trump’s climate-denying cabinet nominees. Communities across the country and around the world are mobilizing for the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29.


Contact: Dani Heffernan, [email protected], +1 (305) 992-1544