By Amy Brunvand

A new report from the Western Values Project documents ethical lapses and poor judgment during Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s first year. Among other things, Zinke met with Utah Representative Mike Noel (R-Kanab) and then re-drew the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to accommodate Noel’s private property.

Zinke also purchased stock in Compass Minerals, a company that mines salt in the Great Salt Lake and has contracts with U.S. Department of the Interior.

A Report on Possible Instances of Corruption at Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department. westernvaluesproject.org/one-year-of-corruption-at-interior-under-secretary-ryan-zinke/

This article was originally published on July 5, 2018.