Chris Saeger

Land seizure leader invited to Trump’s anti-monuments announcement

A top leader in the land seizure movement was invited to the White House for the announcement of President Trump’s sham review of national monument designations, according to the Elko Daily Free Press: After the signing ceremony Wednesday, [Demar Dahl] was invited to the Eisenhower Office Building to meet with administration officials to discuss his thoughts on […]

Trump’s First 100 Days: A top ten list of public land attacks, cronyism, ethical failures & irresponsible energy policies

Number 1: Trump & Zinke Aim to Kill Teddy’s Legacy It was 110 years, 10 months, and 20 days ago Teddy Roosevelt signed one of his hallmark pieces of legislation, the Antiquities Act, that protected millions of acres of public land, cultural history, historic places, and important artifacts from decades of looting, desecration, and destruction. […]

Statement on Scandal Plagued DOI Deputy Secretary Nomination Bernhardt

Chris Saeger, Executive Director of the Western Values Project released the following statement in response to news that David Bernhardt has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior: “There are a million reasons why David Bernhardt shouldn’t get this job, and even more questions about his previous tenure at Interior, and in the private […]

Zinke/Trump Attack on Public Lands Silences Rural America

During the White House press briefing on President Trump’s executive order to review national monuments, Secretary Zinke was called out over the positive economic impacts of public lands and national monuments in this administration’s latest attack on rural America. “Zinke’s and Trump’s reckless order to review National Monuments will lead to shrinking and even possibly […]

Roosevelt fanboy Zinke poised to gut landmark Roosevelt legislation

Chris Saeger, Executive Director of the Western Values Project, released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration intends to review recent designations of national monuments: “Secretary Zinke is apparently a willing pawn in a Manhattan real estate developer’s plan to open up iconic landscapes to drilling and mining. We’ve got a […]

Perdue Joins Ethically-Challenged Cabinet

Chris Saeger, Executive Director of the Western Values Project, release the following statement in response to news that Sonny Perdue has been confirmed as the Secretary of Agriculture: “Sonny Perdue will be right at home in a cabinet full of ethically-challenged lackeys for special interests.  His ethical failures as Governor are a clear sign that […]

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