U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke Approves Ban On New Mining Claims Near Yellowstone National Park

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:15pm
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 2:09pm
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Sunrise over Lamar River at Yellowstone National Park.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in Montana near Yellowstone National Park.

The move extends a temporary ban first put in place by President Barack Obama in 2016.

Ani Kame’enui, legislative director for the National Parks Conservation Association, joined The Show to talk about this move.

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