SUWA Statement on Secretary Zinke’s Departure

Dec 15th, 2018 Written by suwa


Contact: Stephen Bloch, Legal Director, (801)-859-1552 or

Salt Lake City, UT (December 15, 2018) – In response to the announcement of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s departure from President Trump’s cabinet, SUWA legal director Stephen Bloch issued the following statement:

“Utah’s federal public lands are unquestionably worse off because of Zinke’s corrupt and disastrous tenure as Secretary of the Interior.

“From spearheading the dismantling of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments to fast-tracking oil and gas leasing across Utah’s red rock wilderness, Zinke’s legacy is one of prioritizing short term exploitation and profiteering over the protection and sound stewardship of America’s public lands.

“He will undoubtedly go down as one of the worst interior secretaries in living memory. Good riddance.”