Annette McDermott

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December 1, 2017 by

Ahead of Trump’s Utah visit, Interior Secretary’s “monumental embarrassment” in the spotlight

WVP launched a new ad telling Trump to reject Zinke’s monuments reduction, today’s the sage grouse public comment period deadline, and other weekly roundups

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November 17, 2017 by

Running out of lobbyists to hire, Zinke turns to land transfer zealots for top Interior posts

This week has seen leaders in the land seizure movement gaining traction at the Interior Department. Brian Steed, the former Chief of Staff to leading land seizure advocate Utah Congressman […]

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November 17, 2017 by

Likely nominee for BLM director brings land seizure road show to Montana

Montana presentation will advocate abdicating control over lands that belong to all Americans Tomorrow, leading land transfer advocate, ‘darling of the original Sagebrush Rebellion’ and Secretary of the Interior Ryan […]

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November 16, 2017 by

New acting BLM chief has ties to land seizure initiative

Former senior aide to top Utah politician keeping the chair warm for Bundy lawyer Karen Budd-Falen Today, the Interior Department announced the appointment of Brian Steed to serve as the […]

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November 14, 2017 by

“Update” on sham monuments review to come from Senator Hatch at Utah Commission meeting

Senator’s staff to provide update on “potential federal actions that would affect Utah’s national monuments” Today, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s office will update the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of […]

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November 13, 2017 by

Zinke’s bench of lobbyists and special interests continues to grow

Check out new profiles of political appointees at Interior https://departmentofinfluence.org/  Today, Western Values Project releases nine new profiles to the Department of Influence, tracking the revolving door between lobbyists, special […]

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November 9, 2017 by

Zinke continues to listen to special interests, ignore everyone else

Senators demand answers about monuments review, veterans call on Zinke to preserve national monuments, special interests continue to call the shots Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is antsy to […]

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November 8, 2017 by

Durbin isn’t the only one being stiffed by Interior

Western Values Project in ongoing lawsuit seeking documents on Zinke’s monument review   Today, Senator Dick Durbin announced he is placing a hold on several nominees to serve in the Interior […]

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