The Outdoor Retailer Show has spent most of its 36-year history in Salt Lake City, but the 2018 edition, which opens this week, is in Denver instead. Why? In short, because Utah's leaders didn't seem to think much of, well, the outdoors—and Colorado's do.
A group of senators, led by Sen. Tom Udall, endorsed a legal petition filed by a range of companies and organizations including The Wilderness Society via the Administrative Procedure Act that would direct Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to develop rules prohibiting the sale or transfer of public lands.
Some of Central Colorado's most stunning landscapes would be secured against damaging development, reckless off-road vehicle use and other threats under a bill introduced by Rep. Jared Polis and Senator Michael Bennet on Jan 24.
In his first year as Interior Department Secretary, Ryan Zinke has revealed his true colors as a loyal friend to the fossil fuel industry, issuing secretarial orders to systematically strike down dozens of environmental safeguards that protect Americans and their land, air and water.
The Department of the Interior has agreed to a secret "land swap" that would would open a portion of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to a road that could endanger numerous migratory birds, brown bears and caribou while threatening to close off access to sportsmen.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has instituted a vague plan to keep national parks open through a government shutdown, but without park rangers to supervise them. It doesn't change the way he and the Trump administration have neglected our public lands.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke frequently calls himself a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist. When he was nominated, we graded him using the Teddy-o-Meter, and now we're taking another look to see how his promises have held up. Spoiler: The results are not pretty.