President Trump has chosen Rep. Ryan Zinke, a Republican from Montana, as his nominee for the Secretary of the Interior.
First, what does that even mean?
The Secretary of the Interior is the person who controls the Dept. of the Interior (DOI). The DOI is in charge of conservation, natural resources and 75 percent of our federal lands. Another large part of what the DOI does is administer programs for Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities. This is a big job with a lot of impact on our earth.