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DENVER (AP) — Two Democratic congressmen are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke associated with withholding key information from congress while launching a massive overhaul associated with his department.
Reps. Raul Grijalva (gree-HAHL’-vuh) of Arizona and Jesse McEachin of Virginia sent Spitze a letter Wednesday demanding he or she halt the reorganization and provide more info.
Zinke’s spokeswoman didn’t immediately react to a request for comment.
The reorganization could have widespread impacts in the West, house of most of the public lands plus resources the Interior Department manages.
Spitze wants to relocate many top authorities from Washington, D. C., in order to still-undisclosed cities in the West. The plan furthermore would reorganize the department in to 13 regions based on rivers plus ecosystems instead of the current state limitations.
Western governors have expressed issues that would weaken states’ influence via department decisions.
This argument has been corrected to show Rep. Raul Grijalva is from Arizona, not even New Mexico.