"Rep. Kevin Cramer was right... that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has restored the true spirit of Teddy Roosevelt. For too long, the environmental political movement has used... the early 20th Century president to promote its agenda of locking off lands to any development and preventing the use of natural resources... However, when Roosevelt moved to the state, he was among the first to utilize the land for economic purposes..."
"...He managed herds of cattle on two different ranches following the construction of a meat packing plant, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He used the land for his own potential profit, but recognized the value of conservation during his time ranching and organized fellow ranchers to prevent overgrazing. His interest was both in protecting the land and in ensuring the land retained its ability to be ranched for economic benefit. Roosevelt would celebrate the energy revolution in North Dakota..."