President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday officially chose Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary. Here, Zinke talks to C-SPAN about his Montana roots and his role as a member of Congress. Provided by C-SPAN
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday officially chose Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary. Here, Zinke talks to C-SPAN about his Montana roots and his role as a member of Congress. Provided by C-SPAN
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December 15, 2016 8:05 AM

As a hunter and outdoorsman, Interior nominee Zinke reflects Trump Jr.’s Western views

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."