Interior Secretary Zinke Blames California Wildfires On “Radical Environmental Groups”

“Interior Secretary and former Montana congressman Ryan Zinke has blamed “radical environmental groups” for a lack of forest management in California which he says paved the way for tinderbox conditions that led to the recent wildfires which have killed more than 80 people, while over 700 are still missing.

Zinke told reporters on a Tuesday conference call that “lawsuit after lawsuit by, yes, the radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than cut a single tree or thin the forest” prevented the state from safely managing its forests.”