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Sierra Club: Zinke May be Using $139,000 Door to Shut Public Out

Ryan Zinke
Dept. of Interior Administrator Zinke allegedly spent $139,000 of federal funds for a new office door while proposing to increase admission fees at National Parks. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc)

Washington, DC –(ENEWSPF)—March

By: Jonathon Berman

Today, the Associated Press reported that the Department of the Interior spent nearly $139,000 on a work order labeled “Secretary’s Door.” Zinke’s spokesperson is not denying that they used this money for a new door for Secretary Zinke.

Zinke has spent tens of thousands of the taxpayers’ dollar on helicopter flights, private planes, and now doors all while he’s proposing to increase fees on the public for enjoying our national parks.

In response, Sierra Club Lands Protection Director Athan Manuel released the following statement:

“Now we know that Ryan Zinke isn’t using just any door when he shuts the American people out. Like Scott Pruitt, Zinke is a walking scandal who believes he can live the life of luxury on the American taxpayer’s dime, and it’s time Trump puts a stop to it. We only hope that this $139,000 door doesn’t hit Zinke on his way out.”

About the Sierra Club

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