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November 16, 2017 by

New acting BLM chief has ties to land seizure initiative

Former senior aide to top Utah politician keeping the chair warm for Bundy lawyer Karen Budd-Falen Today, the Interior Department announced the appointment of Brian Steed to serve as the […]

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November 14, 2017 by

“Update” on sham monuments review to come from Senator Hatch at Utah Commission meeting

Senator’s staff to provide update on “potential federal actions that would affect Utah’s national monuments” Today, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s office will update the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of […]

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November 13, 2017 by

Zinke’s bench of lobbyists and special interests continues to grow

Check out new profiles of political appointees at Interior https://departmentofinfluence.org/  Today, Western Values Project releases nine new profiles to the Department of Influence, tracking the revolving door between lobbyists, special […]

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November 9, 2017 by

Zinke continues to listen to special interests, ignore everyone else

Senators demand answers about monuments review, veterans call on Zinke to preserve national monuments, special interests continue to call the shots Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is antsy to […]

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November 8, 2017 by

Hartnett White, Wheeler latest Trump nominees with extreme anti-public lands background

Former lobbyists poised to bring history of false claims and questionable dealings to administration The United States Senate will soon consider Trump’s nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, […]

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November 8, 2017 by

Durbin isn’t the only one being stiffed by Interior

Western Values Project in ongoing lawsuit seeking documents on Zinke’s monument review   Today, Senator Dick Durbin announced he is placing a hold on several nominees to serve in the Interior […]

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November 7, 2017 by

New document shows Zinke side-stepped Nevada governor on sage grouse review

Secretary met with attorney general before governor With public meetings on the proposed sage grouse management plans being conducted across Nevada this week, an internal document released by the Department […]

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October 30, 2017 by

50 trillion reasons Kathleen Hartnett White is disastrous for public lands

The extreme views of Trump’s nominee to head Council on Environmental Quality  The head of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is a position unknown to many Americans that has […]

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October 26, 2017 by

Zinke releases “energy burdens” report full of special interests giveaways

Report shills for the oil and gas industry at the expense of public lands Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke finally made his ‘energy burdens’ report available to the public. […]

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October 25, 2017 by

New analysis by Western Values Project highlights who benefits from Zinke’s sage-grouse changes

Oil and gas leaseholders in sagebrush habitat have ties to Zinke, political staff and lobby group Under Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s direction, the Bureau of the Land Management […]

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