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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 25, 2017 by

101st Anniversary of National Parks

Statement by Chris Saeger, Executive Director of the Western Values Project, on the 101th anniversary of our nation’s national parks: Since President Roosevelt first had the foresight and vision to […]

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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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August 21, 2017 by

Western Values Project opens investigation in response to leaked document revealing industry influence of Interior’s sage-grouse review

FOIA filed in preparation for litigation after documents show oil and gas lobbyists shaped recommendations from Secretary Zinke   The Western Values Project (WVP) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request […]

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August 21, 2017 by

Secretary Zinke adds more special interests to the payroll at Interior

16 new in-depth profiles added to https://departmentofinfluence.org/ While Congress is enjoying summer vacation and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is off on an overseas adventure, the revolving door is spinning […]

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August 17, 2017 by

Western Values Project sues Justice Department to obtain correspondence with conservative groups

Suit seeks correspondence on legal justification for national monument rescission Today, the Western Values Project filed suit after the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) failed to fulfill […]

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August 15, 2017 by

New poll, ad campaign tells Secretary Zinke to protect national monuments

New Montana poll ahead of ad campaign on Zinke’s national monuments review A new poll showing support slipping for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s monuments review in his home state of […]

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