Your voice for a balanced approach to energy development on public lands.

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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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New Western Poll: 57% of voters want equal treatment of ag, tourism, energy development on public lands

Westerners know that public lands support numerous economic drivers that are critical to our western economies, such as energy production, agriculture, and tourism. This was confirmed by a public opinion poll released today by Western Values Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, which showed that a bipartisan majority of western voters look to our leaders in Washington […]

Rep. Zinke backs coal company giveaway

For a long time, the federal government has given millions in taxpayer-funded subsidies to companies that want to mine for coal on public land — money that could go toward education, defense, and paying down our country’s massive debt.  Fortunately, the Department of Interior has stepped up to do something about this problem by introducing […]

WVP releases report detailing economic contributions of intact sagebrush habitat

Today, the Western Values Project released its Sagebrush Landscape Report, detailing the important contributions of sagebrush habitats to the economies of five regions across the West. The report follows the recently-released Department of Interior plans to protect the Greater sage-grouse as critical not only for sage-grouse populations, but also for the livelihoods in the West that rely […]

Our take on why voluntary standards to tamp down natural gas waste don’t go far enough http://t.co/MhP9hYizvg

Why is @RepRyanZinke trying to deprive Montanans of a #FairShare for their resources? Read more: http://t.co/xVRzaEpLLx

"Sagebrush habitat mgmt...sustains outdoors-reliant economy that supports communities all across the West." http://t.co/zT3sIzPEEg @Interior

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