Chris Saeger

Ken Ivory’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

Like his fellow Utah land-grabber Rob Bishop, 2016 was not kind to Utah state legislator and American Lands Council co-founder Ken Ivory. His $14 million taxpayer funded fantasy land-grab lawsuit has been resoundingly criticized, the organization he founded to push his land transfer agenda is hemorrhaging memberships, and the apparent Interior Secretary under President Trump […]

The Public Lands Initiative is too much, too late and unlikely to pass

Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative (PLI) is “too much, too late” and is an unrealistic attempt to protect the endangered artifacts and cultural resources of the Bears Ears area, according to new analysis from the Western Values Project. You can download the full report at this link. The first hearing for Congresman Bishop’s bill […]

WVP statement on Governor Herbert’s PLI alternative

Chris Saeger, Director of the Western Values Project, released the following statement in response to news that Utah Governor Gary Herbert is pursuing an alternative to Congressman Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative: “The fact that Governor Herbert is throwing Congressman Bishop and the Public Lands Initiative under the bus is a sure sign that the […]

Bishop in good company at big oil summit

As Congressman Rob Bishop prepares to speak before the oil and gas industry’s Uintah Basin Energy Summit today, serious questions are being raised about the influence contributions from the oil and gas industry have had over his Public Lands Initiative—a bill he intends to be an alternative to Presidential monument designation in the Bears Ears […]

WVP statement on release of Public Lands Initiative

Chris Saeger, Director of the Western Values Project released the following statement in response to the release of the Public Lands Initiative: “If Congressman Bishop was serious about passing this bill, he wouldn’t have introduced it the week before Congress leaves for summer vacation.  He is playing a political game concocted in Washington DC to […]

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