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September 22, 2017 by

Two-years in Zinke scrapping sage-grouse plans for special interests

Two years ago today, history was made when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the greater sage-grouse did not warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) […]

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September 21, 2017 by

Ryan Zinke: An investment that’s paying off for oil and gas interests

Why is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke working to lease every last bit of public land – including lands that directly border our most treasured parks and monuments – to oil and gas corporations? Zinke is ignoring the outdoor industry, hunters, anglers, ranchers and recreationists as well as the multiple use management directive that’s supposed to guide public lands decision-making. He is the Secretary of the largest land-managing department but is acting like an oil and gas land man paid by industry.

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September 19, 2017 by

Special interests win with committee vote on Interior appointees

View Interior appointees’ profiles on www.departmentofinfluence.org The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the nominations of two more special interest political appointees to powerful positions at the Department […]

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September 18, 2017 by

Zinke’s national monuments plan a threat to Western communities

Secretary Zinke’s secretive effort hands over thousands of acres of public lands to special interests with no accountability After weeks of secrecy, the results of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s monuments […]

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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 12, 2017 by

Zinke’s glass house

Ryan Zinke collects on rundown rentals in Montana while refusing to pay the bill for his multi-million dollar DC home In case you missed it, Secretary of the Interior Ryan […]

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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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