Ryan Zinke says a third of the Interior Dept. is ‘not loyal to the flag’ as he attacks environment

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Now that he’s completed his plan to bring mining and clear-cut logging to National Monuments, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zink has looked around his own department. And according to the AP, what he’s determined is that one third of the Interior Department is composed of traitors,

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department’s regulatory culture to be more business friendly.

The Trump regime is one in which you can head up a department whose name you’ve forgotten and whose purpose you never knew, run something that doesn’t even interest you, or head up a department you actively want to destroy, so long as you show the one critical trait: Loyalty to Trump.

Dedication to the nation is off the table. Efficiency is not an issue. Knowledge is an actual detriment. Loyalty is what counts. People who don’t realize that are getting in the way of making arbitrary decisions and implementing “business friendly” decisions.

Zinke said he wants to speed up permits for oil drilling, logging and other energy development that now can take years.

“The president wants it yesterday,” Zinke said, referring to permits for energy development.

So Zinke has no option but to shed those people and offices who insist on studying an area before it’s destroyed in favor of new people in new places who know to salute first, ask questions never.

Zinke said he is pursuing a major reorganization that would push much of the agency’s decision-making outside Washington and move several agencies, including the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Land Management, to undetermined Western states.