Watchdog Clears Ryan Zinke of Wrongdoing in Utah Monument Inquiry

Ryan Zinke

(From The Guardian)

The interior department’s office of inspector general says it found no evidence that Zinke gave veteran state Rep. Mike Noel preferential treatment in shrinking the boundaries of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument.

Noel, who publicly pushed for the monument to be redrawn, owns land near the monument site, including a 40-acre parcel that was surrounded by the monument but now is outside its boundaries.

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