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May 24, 2017 by

WVP files lawsuit after DOI fails to release public records on Bears Ears 

Government accountability watchdog Western Values Project (WVP) today filed suit in federal court to force the release of documents from the Obama administration’s deliberations over the Bears Ears National Monument, […]

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May 24, 2017 by

Zinke fails to “fight” for a better budget, praises cuts as eliminating “wasteful spending

Today, the Trump administration released a 2018 budget request that would gut funding for agencies that manage and protect our nation’s public lands. The proposal would slash the Interior Department’s […]

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May 22, 2017 by

Update: News report confirms Secretary Zinke’s sham review of Bears Ears

After Utah Senator Mike Lee declared that Bears Ears monument will be eliminated or “significantly” reduced in size, E&E news is reporting that Zinke told anti-public lands critics that he’ll […]

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May 19, 2017 by

ICYMI: FOIAs show Zinke cozying up to special interests

The Washington Post is reporting that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s “personal schedule shows industry chiefs have frequent access” to the secretary. More from the story: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent […]

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May 18, 2017 by

Lobbyist Bernhardt hides history of pandering to special interests

Bush administration official-turned lobbyist obscures past mishandling of ethical missteps and cozying up to special interests in government role Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s rocky path […]

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May 18, 2017 by

Will Murkowski and Senate Committee Members hold lobbyist Bernhardt accountable during confirmation hearing?

Western Values Project Launches Ad Campaign Calling On Murkowski To Do Her Job, Ask The Tough Questions During Hearing Today, Western Values Project is running a full-page ad in Politico […]

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May 17, 2017 by

Is Interior’s monuments review a sham or is Secretary Zinke making promises he can’t keep?

Utah Senator Mike Lee claims Bears Ears will be eliminated or “significantly” reduced In shockingly matter-of-fact comments, Utah Senator Mike Lee said during a tele-town hall that Bears Ears monument […]

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May 17, 2017 by

ICYMI: Major victory for public lands In Nevada

It was reported that efforts to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands in Nevada has failed. From the Reno Gazette-Journal: A proposal for the federal government to unload […]

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May 15, 2017 by

Urban Cowboy Zinke: All (backwards) hat, no cattle

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke once again proved to be all hat and no cattle as he continued his taxpayer-funded scenic photo op of Western lands. If Secretary Zinke wants people […]

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May 15, 2017 by

Hypocrisy Alert: After faux outrage over lack of public input, Sec. Zinke cancels citizen councils, silencing public input

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke canceled all Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meetings – an essential opportunity for the public to provide input on public lands. The move comes after a chorus of […]

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