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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WVP launches campaign to highlight natural gas waste and need for strong BLM rule

Today, Western Values Project launched a significant, 3-week campaign underscoring the timely need for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule to regulate the venting, flaring, and leakage of natural gas from oil and gas operations on our American public lands. This campaign’s centerpiece is a new 30-second video that highlights the experiences of western […]

New Moab master leasing plan strikes the right balance between energy and conservation

Last Friday, the Interior Department announced a draft of Utah’s first-ever master leasing plan (MLP) for the Moab area, where both energy development and recreation and conservation opportunities abound. The MLP, which was developed as part of the 2010 leasing reforms and underscore’s Interior’s commitment to responsible and balanced landscape-level planning, will serve as a […]

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Interesting Qs from @WBURNews' @hereandnow: Should taxpayers receive more mining royalties from #coal? @BLMNational

Taxpayers deserve an honest return on our extracted resources. It's time for a @BLMNational rule that does just that

Today’s #SageGrouse Initiative 2.0 announcement – along with @BLMNational & state efforts – is great news for grouse, ranchers, & economies!

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