Opposition builds to Interior Department records purge | Salon.com
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"The proposed document purge includes records about endangered species, oil and gas leases, timber sales, dams and land purchases....
The National Archives has said that getting rid of records is standard and has been going on for decades. The schedule’s language gives broad authority to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to destroy records documenting government efforts to protect endangered species and public lands.
“The Trump administration wants to bury science and hide how mining, drilling and logging on public lands devastate our precious natural spaces,” said Meg Townsend, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity...."