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Zinke quietly extends tenure of acting directors; enviros mull lawsuit

A Trump political appointee at the Interior Department who once described endangered species protections as "incoming Scud missiles" will stay put through July under a new order Secretary Ryan Zinke quietly inked last weekend.

Susan Combs, a former Texas state official and fierce critic of the Endangered Species Act, is one of almost a dozen people Zinke granted authority to lead top Interior agencies for the next four months, according to an amended order the secretary signed on Saturday.



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