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September 15, 2017 by

Secretary Zinke’s “sportsmen” announcement obscures historic reductions to protected public lands

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal to supersede local on the ground land and wildlife managers to distract from his unprecedented secret recommendations to reduce the size […]

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September 11, 2017 by

ICYMI: Interior caught handing over millions to Bernhardt clients

Inspector general’s report shows Bureau of Reclamation improperly gave millions in funds It didn’t take long for David Bernhardt’s record as a lobbyist to catch up with him. Now the Deputy Secretary […]

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September 11, 2017 by

Zinke continues to add lobbyists and DC insiders to Interior

Ahead of potential confirmation votes, check out profiles of Interior nominees at https://departmentofinfluence.org/ The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected to vote on the nominations of Joseph Balash and Ryan Nelson to the […]

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September 6, 2017 by

New ad: Secretary Zinke’s sham review puts public lands at risk

Comes after poll shows Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s popularity falling in home state of Montana The Western Values Project (WVP) released a new ad calling Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review […]

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August 31, 2017 by

NEW POLL: Zinke’s popularity tanks as Montanans learn about monuments review

Zinke sees 7 point drop in job approval after announcing plans to alter national monuments The Western Values Project released the results of a new poll showing Interior Secretary Ryan […]

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August 31, 2017 by

Western Values Project files suit after inspector general abruptly closes investigation

Government investigators close the file on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s threatening phone calls, fail to provide any answers The Western Values Project (WVP) filed suit requesting documents from the Department […]

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August 30, 2017 by

Zinke’s Interior considers drilling near Teddy Roosevelt National Park

News comes as embattled Secretary touts mining ban near Yellowstone Park in desperate attempt to restore conservation credentials The Department of Interior today came a step closer to allowing drilling in […]

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August 28, 2017 by

Hard pill to swallow: Zinke falsely claims no cuts to National Park Service staff

Trump/Zinke budget would cut 1,242 full-time employees   While celebrating the 101st birthday of America’s National Park Service (NPS), Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told ABC affiliate WLOS News 13: ‘there […]

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August 24, 2017 by

Exactly what “unspecified boundary adjustments” is Zinke proposing?

Today, the Western Values Project filed an expedited Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of the Interior seeking information on the monument review that was submitted to […]

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August 23, 2017 by

Will Governor Sandoval defend Western values in meeting with Trump?

A rare appearance by President Donald Trump west of the Mississippi gives Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval an opportunity to stand up for Nevada and the west when he greets the […]

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