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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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October 23, 2017 by

Complaint filed on oil and gas lobbyists’ role in Zinke’s sage-grouse changes

Interior recommendations included 13 of 15 requests from oil and gas industry After over two months of failing to fulfill Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Western Values Project (WVP) […]

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October 19, 2017 by

Land seizure advocates join Zinke’s calls to gut monuments

Fringes of the conservative movement demand end to landscape-level monuments, after Zinke issued recommendation to shrink them Leading proponents of the movement to transfer control over national public lands to […]

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October 19, 2017 by

Utah official uses water conservancy funds to create propaganda-filled documentary

Leaked video shows taxpayer-funded documentary features extreme and ethically challenged voices Western Values Project released a leaked copy of a documentary created with taxpayer funds by Mike Noel, a Utah […]

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October 18, 2017 by

Is the Deputy Secretary at Interior doing favors for former clients?

BLM reverses ruling to clear major hurdle for Cadiz water project Last Friday, the Bureau of the Land Management announced a change of administrative opinion that could make millions for […]

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October 5, 2017 by

Zinke again sides with Washington lobbyists over Western states

Today, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke finally announced his intent to throw out carefully developed, bipartisan Western state sage grouse management plans. Based on the recommendations of Zinke’s handpicked […]

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October 4, 2017 by

Zinke orders Bureau of Land Management to suspend methane waste prevention rule

Suspension of rule will carelessly waste energy and cost taxpayers millions In another giveaway to oil and gas corporations, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of the […]

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October 3, 2017 by

More sweetheart deals: Zinke stacks Royalty Policy Committee with special interests

Learn more about the committee members at www.departmentofinfluence.org The first meeting of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s handpicked Royalty Policy Committee will be held tomorrow. The Royalty Policy Committee […]

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September 29, 2017 by

Lawsuit takes aim at Zinke’s attempts to politicize Interior staffing decisions

Documents show Zinke filled employee board with political cronies Following reports that Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke filled an employee board entirely with political appointees, the Western Values […]

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September 29, 2017 by

Questions for Zinke ahead of his speech to the Heritage Foundation

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is set to share his ‘vision for American energy dominance’ with the oil and gas-funded Heritage Foundation. Secretary Zinke has been aggressively working behind […]

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