Chris Saeger

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October 19, 2016 by

Secretive American Lands Council Sees Membership Drop 45%

As the American Lands Council, the group advocating for the seizure of valuable public lands in the West, prepares to meet behind closed doors at an undisclosed location in Salt […]

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September 30, 2016 by

Time for Western AGs to publicly oppose land transfer

A recently disclosed Conference of Western Attorneys General report concludes that lawsuits by states attempting to force the transfer of federal public land to states stands little chance of succeeding in the […]

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September 29, 2016 by

Outdoor industry CEOs back the administration’s record on public lands

An impressive group of 27 CEOs of some of the largest outdoor recreation companies sent a letter to President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell with one clear message: Thank […]

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September 21, 2016 by

Congressman Bishop fails to work with the administration… and predictably blames the administration.

  Congressman Rob Bishop has repeatedly blamed the federal government for not listening to him or others about land protections and National Monuments. But it turns out that Bishop is the […]

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September 21, 2016 by

Oil industry to profit from online leasing

Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held the first in a series of online oil and gas lease sales. The move to online sales has become a cause célèbre of […]

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September 15, 2016 by

Report: States need more resilient public lands economies

New analysis from the Western Values Project reveals that in the Rocky Mountain West low oil and gas prices have taken a toll on state mineral development as well as […]

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September 14, 2016 by

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 […]

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September 8, 2016 by

(Still) Open for business: Implementation of the BLM’s Sage Grouse Plans Continues to Allow for Multiple-Use Public Lands Management

A new report released today by the Western Values Project titled “Open For Business,” found, despite the false claims made by oil industry lobbyists and their allies in Congress that […]

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September 7, 2016 by

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 […]

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September 4, 2016 by

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 […]

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