U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Blames Deadly California Wildfires on ‘Radical Environmentalists’

Gov. Jerry Brown and FEMA Administrator Brock Long look on as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke holds up a child's school work as they tour a school burned by the Camp Fire on Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jerry Brown and FEMA Administrator Brock Long look on as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke holds up a child's school work as they tour a school burned by the Camp Fire on Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blamed California’s devastating wildfires on “radical environmentalists” who he said have prevented forest management.

In an interview with Breitbart News, Zinke said said he agrees with President Trump’s comments about the fires being a result of poor forest management, and repeatedly named radical environmentalists as responsible for the devastation caused by the fires.

“It’s not time for finger-pointing,” Zinke said. “We know the problem. It’s been years of neglect, and in many cases it’s been these radical environmentalists that want nature to take its course. …You know what? This is on them.”

Zinke accompanied Gov. Jerry Brown last week in a tour of the damage caused by the Camp and Woolsey fires, pledging to work together on recovery efforts.

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