Chris Saeger

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August 29, 2016 by

Bishop ignores worried constituents at his 6 town halls, calls them a “pain in the butt”

A series of town halls intended to shore up flagging support for the embattled Public Lands Initiative backfired on Congressmen Rob Bishop as constituents continued to press him over the […]

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August 25, 2016 by

REPORT: On 100 Year Anniversary, Oil & Gas Development Threatens “America’s Best Idea”

As the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving some of America’s most spectacular landscapes and natural treasures, a disturbing trend has emerged as oil and gas […]

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August 23, 2016 by

Oil and gas industry still refuses to be accountable, even when NASA catches their hands in the cookie jar

In 2014, NASA found a Delaware-sized methane ‘hot spot’ hanging over the Four Corners region of the southwestern U.S. This area is also home to a high density of oil […]

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August 19, 2016 by

Dunn’s “Im for the kids” guise easy to see through

Aubrey Dunn, Commissioner of New Mexico State Land Office, has proposed a controversial land grab bill under the guise of helping New Mexico’s children. Under the Early Childhood Education Land […]

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August 16, 2016 by

Report finds that state dependence on fossil fuel revenue creates time-bomb budgets

One of the central arguments of The American Lands Council’s efforts to transfer federal lands to states – that it would mean more money for schools – just took a […]

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August 12, 2016 by

WEA lawsuit appears to blame BLM for low oil prices

On August 11th, the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) claiming that, by “cancelling” certain recent federal lease sales, BLM has not done […]

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July 28, 2016 by

Fact-check: Herbert’s team wrong on the facts, and on the wrong side of Moab MLP

Utahns from across the spectrum—small business owners, local officials, conservationists, and sportsmen and sportswomen—have hailed progress on the BLM’s proposed Master Leasing Plan as a model for how to plan […]

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July 27, 2016 by

3 reasons why PLI won’t solve challenges in the Bears Ears

Today’s Senate field hearing on proposals to protect the Bears Ears region will likely include a discussion of Congressman Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative, which has some times been forwarded as […]

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July 20, 2016 by

Moab MLP a hallmark moment for Interior, model for future

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed their Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Moab Master Leasing Plan (MLP) in Utah. MLPs were launched by the BLM in 2010 and […]

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July 14, 2016 by

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 […]

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