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Interior secretary nominee faces confirmation hearing

Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will testify in front of senators for his confirmation hearing ahead of a vote that could make him the next secretary of one of the largest departments in the federal government.

Washington Post: DOJ investigating whether Zinke lied

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke could be in additional legal trouble despite departing his post, as The Washington Post reported Thursday that he's being investigated for possibly lying to federal investigators.

Interior secretary responds to demand he resign

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday morning labeled as a drunk the man who is expected to be his chief foe on Capitol Hill, an attack that echoes President Donald Trump's own name calling style and sets the stage for tense showdowns on Capitol Hill when Democrats take the House in January.

Yellowstone superintendent reassigned by Park Service

A new leader of the largest national park in the country was named on Wednesday, but the outgoing superintendent says he is being forced out just nine months ahead of his publicly announced retirement, the latest casualty of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's controversial reassignments of senior executives.

Ryan Zinke defends 'konnichiwa' comment, citing Japanese 'friends'

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his "konnichiwa" response to a Japanese-American congresswoman by suggesting it was an "appropriate salute" given he has "friends that were Japanese families" who lived through the US internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

These are America's most popular national parks

Nearly 331 million people visited the National Park Service's 417 sites around the United States in 2017, a slight dip from the 331 million record-breaking visits during its centennial anniversary year in 2016.

Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

Far down the Alaskan peninsula, where it curves into the Bering Sea, lies the remote Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The federally protected, 492-square-mile wilderness area is home to brown bears, caribou, wolves, and, once a year, the entire world population of black brant geese.