Magazine May 29, 2017, Issue

Zinke Rides In

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke steps off of Air Force One. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
But will the new interior secretary take on the federal-lands bureaucracy?

Earlier this year, Ryan Zinke arrived at his new job on horseback. Dressed in boots, jeans, and a cowboy hat, and seated somewhat awkwardly on an English saddle, Zinke rode a 17-year-old Irish sport horse through the streets of Washington, D.C., to Interior Department headquarters, where he would begin his first day as President Trump’s interior secretary. Zinke, a fifth-generation Montanan who had previously held the state’s at-large seat in the House of Representatives, wanted to make a point: Things are going to change in Washington, D.C.

“The rough riders have arrived in Interior,” Zinke later told me. “There’s a lot

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