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December 5, 2017 by

Water and science nominee adds to growing list of Washington insiders at the Department of the Interior

Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is considering Tim Petty to be the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Water and Science. If his nomination advances, Petty will […]

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December 4, 2017 by

Trump/ Zinke public lands move “a dangerous turn” away from national stewardship of outdoor legacy

Unprecedented and unlawful plan to gut protections for iconic public lands a disturbing move  In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of historic reductions of protected public lands in Utah, Chris […]

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December 1, 2017 by

Ahead of Trump’s Utah visit, Interior Secretary’s “monumental embarrassment” in the spotlight

WVP launched a new ad telling Trump to reject Zinke’s monuments reduction, today’s the sage grouse public comment period deadline, and other weekly roundups

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December 1, 2017 by

New TV ad blasts Zinke’s embarrassing scandals and “monumental” failures

Ad is part of a six-figure media buy airing on Fox and Friends and in Utah aimed at telling the President to reject Secretary Zinke’s plan to gut national monuments  […]

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November 30, 2017 by

WVP files for extension of public comment period on sage grouse management plans

Request comes after Interior failed to release public documents Western Values Project (WVP) formally requested an extension of the public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed changes […]

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November 29, 2017 by

ICYMI: More evidence of Budd-Falen’s land seizure agenda

Likely nominee for Bureau of Land Management director Karen Budd-Falen flanked by land seizure advocates at Montana event In a land use management presentation, Karen Budd-Falen, Secretary Zinke’s leading rumored […]

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November 29, 2017 by

Zinke’s gift to his oil & gas friends

Over the next month, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is preparing to announce a series of oil and gas lease sales across the West. Given the administration’s favoritism to […]

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November 28, 2017 by

STATEMENT: Trump bets again on scandal-plagued Interior Secretary

In response to news that President Trump plans to accept Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris […]

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November 17, 2017 by

Running out of lobbyists to hire, Zinke turns to land transfer zealots for top Interior posts

This week has seen leaders in the land seizure movement gaining traction at the Interior Department. Brian Steed, the former Chief of Staff to leading land seizure advocate Utah Congressman […]

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November 17, 2017 by

Likely nominee for BLM director brings land seizure road show to Montana

Montana presentation will advocate abdicating control over lands that belong to all Americans Tomorrow, leading land transfer advocate, ‘darling of the original Sagebrush Rebellion’ and Secretary of the Interior Ryan […]

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