Jewell: “Absolutely the parks are at risk” under Trump administration
The majority of the National Park Service advisory board has resigned in protest over Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s unwillingness to meet with them. They were appointed by former President Obama, and their terms were supposed to conclude in May.
Among the nine members resigning was former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, who wrote in his resignation letter to Zinke that he has “profound concern” that the mission of the national parks “has been set aside.” The Interior Department responded to the resignations Wednesday.