Wednesday, August 09, 2017

video - Public-lands group targets Zinke with $1.4M ad buy urging monument protection

By Mike Dennison 

HELENA - A public lands group has launched a $1.4 million ad campaign in Montana, targeting U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, urging him to recommend no changes in two dozen national monuments. The sizable TV, radio and online ad campaign from Missoula-based Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, launched last week, is solely in Montana – home to the Interior secretary and former Montana congressman. “We felt it was pretty important to put a bunch of resources specifically into this campaign, in order to try to influence a beneficial outcome for national monuments,” the group’s conservation director, John Gale, told MTN News this week. “It’s our hope that this ad campaign … yields having these wonderful wild places left alone, as they are.” Zinke, appointed by President Trump to lead the Interior Department, will recommend later this month whether any changes should be made to 22 national monuments designated within the past 21 years...more

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