Defending America’s public lands by holding policymakers and special interests accountable.

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The Western Values Project defends America’s public lands by holding policymakers and special interests accountable. We fight to make sure elected leaders put Western values first through research, public education, and by working together with small businesses, farmers, ranchers, and sportsmen and sportswomen.

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September 10, 2018 by

Lobbyist-Turned-Interior-Deputy David Bernhardt’s Dirty Record After One Year

Western Values Project (WVP) released a report documenting all of Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt’s apparent conflicts-of-interest since he started working at Interior slightly over a year ago. A former lobbyist, Interior Secretary Zinke’s dirty deputy has been a controversial figure ever since his nomination to Interior’s number-two position.

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.@SecretaryZinke dropped the thin veal this week on working for oil and gas corporations. An important question by… https://t.co/ysrim9JPdF

The unchecked oil & gas leasing by @SecretaryZinke for corporate special interests has far-reaching consequences fo… https://t.co/LiRqridsoD

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