New WVP Report: Recreation Spending on BLM Sagebrush Lands Worth $1 Billion

Denver, CO – Today, along with Pew Charitable Trusts, Western Values Project released a new economic analysis, highlighting the important economic effects associated with recreation-related spending on sagebrush lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 11 western states. The report, prepared by Eugene, Oregon firm ECONorthwest, finds that visits to BLM-managed lands in […]

Western Values Project Releases Venting, Flaring Fact Sheets for Key Western States

In early June, the Western Governor’s Association met in Colorado Springs to discuss key issues facing western states including wildfire, drought, energy development and state funding. Unfortunately, the lack of federal oversight of natural gas flaring, or the burning of natural gas when it is produced with oil, is costing these states millions in potential […]

REPORT: Taxpayers are Losing Millions Each Year as Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas Increases on Public Lands

Denver, CO — Western Values Project released a new report highlighting the increase in the practice of venting and flaring natural gas on public lands, and the associated economic costs. The report’s release coincides with the latest in a series of listening sessions held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) addressing fugitive emissions from […]

Master Leasing Plans: Eliminating the False Choice Between Energy & Conservation

Denver, CO – On the heels of Interior Secretary’s Sally Jewell’s speech to the National Press Club, Western Values Project is releasing a new report detailing the benefits of Master Leasing Plans (MLP’s). The BLM is required under statute to manage multiple uses and provide sustained yield from our public lands. Under the old leasing process, […]

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