A voice for balance in debates about energy and public lands.

What We Do

The Western Values Project gives voice to the majority of Westerners who support a balanced approach to energy development on public lands. We fight to make sure elected leaders put Western values first through research, public education, and by working together with small businesses, farmers, ranchers, and sportsmen and sportswomen.

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Time to revisit the facts: NM oil industry wasting millions in tax revenue on natural gas

The oil industry lobby today is touting an expensive new PR campaign, which conveniently fails to mention that oil companies in New Mexico waste millions in tax dollars by burning off natural gas into the atmosphere every year. According to a recent Western Values Project study, New Mexico taxpayers have lost over $42.5 million in royalty payments […]

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Are you a map &/or energy nerd? @EIAgov's out today with the top 100 #oilandgas fields: http://t.co/ZHLhAdbIyw http://t.co/qSGp5mJ4LN

If you know Badger-Two Medicine area in MT, you'll know that this isn't the 1st time there's been #oil&gas conflict: http://t.co/IMbhTNagIu

With boom in #oilandgas production, US has quickly become the world's #1 energy producer. This is a really big deal. http://t.co/IHuzlh5hyG

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