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August 9, 2017 by

ICYMI: Conservative opposition to national monument repeal effort grows

Conservatives are speaking out against efforts by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Donald Trump to reduce or eliminate national monuments. Conservative columnists and legal scholars are joining the chorus of experts […]

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August 7, 2017 by

Shrinking Interior: Zinke gives up additional $75 million in revenue despite devastating budget cuts

The Department of the Interior announced the repeal of a rule that will cost taxpayers nearly $75 million. The repeal of the rule will reduce royalties paid for oil, gas and […]

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August 7, 2017 by

Secretary Zinke continues to give handouts to industry, ignores Western voices with sage-grouse order

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released his review of the greater sage-grouse conservation plan. The original conservation plan was implemented two years ago after extensive work and collaboration by a […]

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August 3, 2017 by

Senate advances more Interior appointees with questionable pasts

Top officials would add to team at Interior loaded with former lobbyists and Trump campaign operatives The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance several nominees to serve […]

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August 3, 2017 by

New poll: Overwhelming majority of Americans support protections for national monuments; oppose review

A new national poll released shows that Americans are overwhelmingly supportive of protections for national monuments, while a strong majority are opposed to President Trump’s executive order requiring Secretary of […]

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August 3, 2017 by

Final Rigged report with state fact sheets

Rigged: Why Oil & Gas Development is Already the Dominant Use of America’s Public Lands Executive Summary America’s public lands are supposed to be managed for many uses, including hunting, […]

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August 2, 2017 by

WVP-Topline F8.2.17

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August 1, 2017 by

New website tracks industry influence at Department of Interior, shows pattern of stacking the deck in favor of special interests

The Western Values Project (WVP) is launching the “Department of Influence,” an interactive website featuring in-depth research on political appointments at the Department of the Interior. The website documents the revolving door […]

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July 28, 2017 by

Western Values Project requests records on Secretary Zinke’s threats to Alaska, prepares for legal action

The Western Values Project (WVP) has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all records related to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s threats against Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan […]

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July 28, 2017 by

ICYMI: Interior Secretary Zinke faces questions after threatening “retribution” against Alaska Senators

In case you missed it, the Alaska Dispatch News is reporting this morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke threatened “retribution” against Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both Republicans) over Murkowski’s votes on […]

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