3 After returning to lobbying during the Obama years, Bernhardt briefly headed President-elect Donald Trump's Interior transition team and was then named Zinke
President Trump, in tweeting Mr Zinke
's departure, said the former Montana congressman "accomplished much during his tenure" and that a replacement would be announced next week.
Washington [USA], Dec 16( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump here on Saturday announced that the current US Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke
would be resigning from his post by the end of the year.
is facing federal investigations into claims he used his position for personal gain.
Trump tweeted early Saturday that Zinke
"will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years", The Hill reported.
For example, the recent decision by Zinke
to build a road through the Izembek NWR in Alaska from King Cove to Cold Bay is an unprecedented violation of the mission of the NWR system.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
acknowledges there is "a lot of opposition" to President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and gas drilling.
Last week, 10 of the 12 members of the National Park Service advisory board resigned, saying Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
has refused to work with them, meet with them, return phone calls or even convene board meetings, which he is legally required to do twice a year.
Following Scott's lead, the governors of several other states voiced their discontent and called for similar concessions to their states from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
We can thank Ryan Zinke
, Secretary of Interior, for a number of these encouraging advancements.