Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with ranchers and farmers affected by the Lodge Pole Complex Fires.
Zinke made his first stop on a 10-day tour at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center on Sunday.
He started with a few words about the U.S. and energy independence.
“We should be energy dominant,” Zinke said. “That’s a wise policy. It is better to produce energy in this country under reasonable regulations than watch it get produced overseas with no regulation.”
He told the people at the roundtable about the need to make changes at the Department of the Interior.