Ryan Zinke thinks YOU are an ecoterrorist (and blames you for California’s wildfires)

  • Published on August 20th, 2018

Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is doubling down. He’s blaming you for the record forest fires suffocating the West, from California to Glacier National Park in Montana. In the Trump-Zinke upside down world, climate change has “absolutely nothing” to do with forest fires – notwithstanding the well documented (and pretty elementary) science that hotter, drier forests burn faster and more dangerously.

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By RL Miller
Climate Hawks Vote

Amazingly, Zinke has gone a step further, arguing that those of us seeking to protect forests as reservoirs to soak up excess carbon and reduce global warming are “eco-terrorists” because we refuse to allow “active management” (code words for clearcutting). Yes, he’s calling you and me eco-terrorists.

The world is watching. And we must rise up and demonstrate to ourselves and the world that America remains a force of moral good in the world. Truth must prevail over lies. The people must strip Zinke, Trump, and his fossil fuel lackeys of the Congressional majorities on which they rely.

Let’s make sure Zinke faces a Congress that will expose his lies, investigate his scandals, and “manage” the Interior Department’s budget to protect our public lands from oil and gas drilling.

 

About the Author

The chair of the Democratic Environmental Caucus, RL Miller also runs Climate Hawks Vote, which backs candidates for office who are serious about taking action on climate change. http://climatehawksvote.com/