Curtis: The Interior Department needs new management

The Interior Department needs new management
By Jessica Curtis
The Hill
January 25, 2017 

There are few federal agencies that will benefit more from an “Under New Management” banner than the Department of the Interior.  Representative Ryan Zinke’s confirmation hearing wrapped this past week, and there should be no hesitation by the Senate in swiftly confirming him as Secretary of the Interior.

Now, more than ever, the Department of the Interior is in need of someone like Zinke, a strong, decisive leader who believes in both duties of the Department — protecting our national treasures and overseeing responsible development of our natural resources.

Equally important, our states, local governments, and Indian nations need a partner who can restore trust in Washington as a responsible steward of our federally owned lands.

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