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Rob Hotakainen



Rob joined E&E News in 2017 to cover national parks and oceans after working for McClatchy's Washington Bureau and Minneapolis' Star Tribune in Washington, D.C., for nearly two decades. Rob was named Washington's top regional reporter in 2010, winning the David Lynch Prize for Regional Reporting for his work covering California issues. While at McClatchy, he also covered trade and regional issues in Washington state, Missouri, Kansas and Idaho.

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Zinke's 'crazy policies' sparked resignations — ex-adviser

The resignations this week of nine of 12 National Park Service advisers was a reaction, in part, to the Trump administration's August decision to scrap an Obama-era order calling for a focus on climate change in managing resources at parks. "In no way could I envision, with this administration, that any investment of time in giving advice would produce anything positive," former adviser Belinda Faustinos said.