Dept. of Interior


Federal officials will be in Concord today to talk about a sweeping proposal to open most of the nation's coastline to new oil and gas drilling.

The North Atlantic and the Seacoast are included in the Interior Department's plan, but analysts say this area would likely be a low priority if it goes forward.

Britta Greene / NHPR


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke  stopped at the Bass Pro Shop in Hooksett Tuesday afternoon, appearing with Governor Chris Sonunu and State Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau.

Standing in front of a giant fish tank, his podium flanked by a stuffed racoon, Zinke signed a ceremonial $1.1 billion check for fish and wildlife conservation programs. These funds are distributed to states each year. In New Hampshire, they make up about a quarter of the Fish and Game department's budget.