U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks to reporters at a conservation announcement at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo in Salt Lake City on Feb. 9. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks to reporters at a conservation announcement at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo in Salt Lake City on Feb. 9. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US lands agency makeover could diminish Washington’s power

A new map closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries initially proposed.

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