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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Rep. Rob Bishop: Out of touch with the West

Tomorrow, Utah congressman Rob Bishop will chair an oversight hearing entitled “Respecting State Authority in Regards to Resource Management and Energy Development” in his role as the House Natural Resources Committee’s chairman. The hearing was announced the same day as the Department of the Interior made their decision not to list the Greater sage-grouse under […]

Historic announcement from Interior paves the way for western economies to thrive alongside the Greater sage-grouse

Today, after years of hard work and unprecedented collaboration across all levels of westerners, the Interior Department came out with an historic announcement for American conservation. Thanks largely to the immense effort and cooperation of ranchers, sportsmen and women, farmers, hunters, small business owners, industry, and other western stakeholders, the Greater sage-grouse will not be listed under […]

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New analysis: Sagebrush conservation and energy development can coexist in the West

Western Values Project today released a new analysis that shows there is very minimal overlap between western oil and gas development acreage and priority Greater sage-grouse habitat, as designated in the proposed habitat management plans from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The analysis finds that in total, there is less than 13% overlap between the […]

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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 […]

“...when you're out mtn biking & ripping it up, you're on #publicland managed by BLM” @BLMDirector's trip to Moab:

New #methane data from @EPA highlights ongoing costs of natural gas waste to taxpayers & need for @BLMNational rule:

Just a little over two hours until the Moab MLP public meeting in Salt Lake City. Will you be there?

Join the effort to strengthen the American West.