Defending public lands by exposing special interest influence on key decisions affecting their future.

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Western Values Project, a project of Accountable.US, defends America’s public lands by exposing special interest influence on policymakers who are charged with making key decisions affecting their future. 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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Featured Action: We need a Supreme Court justice who will put our public lands and environment before Big Business. Sign if you agree.

FACT: Amy Coney Barrett has sided with corporations over people 76% of the time.

In the middle of a climate crisis, the very LAST thing our public lands and environment need is Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Will you sign our petition, calling for a Supreme Court justice who will put our public lands and environment before Big Business?

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October 22, 2020 by

Big Oil’s Big Methane Problem Could Go Unchecked With Amy Coney Barrett on SCOTUS 

On Tuesday, Accountable.US’s Western Values Project director Jayson O’Neill joined the This Green Earth syndicated broadcast to discuss the latest ruling by a district judge on the commonsense Methane Waste Prevention Rule. Under the corporate activist judge’s ruling, methane natural gas — one of the most destructive greenhouse gases that is 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period — is again unregulated and being wastefully flared and vented by oil and gas corporations with impunity.  

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October 19, 2020 by

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Montana Judge Rules Trump’s Illegal Land Manager’s Decisions are Invalid

Late last Friday, a district judge ruled William Perry Pendley’s decisions as acting Bureau of Land Management director in Montana were invalid. Pendley has served unlawfully as the acting BLM director for 424 days despite him and the rest of the Department of Interior knowing his succession was illegal. In response to this ruling, Western Values Project Director Jayson O’Neill issued the following statement: 

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October 16, 2020 by

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Senator Mike Lee’s Constitution is Same Version Domestic Terrorist Extremist Militia Groups Use

The HuffPost exposed the twisted and warped annotated version of the pocket Constitution Utah Senator Mike Lee held up in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing during the first day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearing yesterday. Astoundingly, it’s not America’s Constitution, it is an annotated version used by anti-American domestic terrorist militia groups known as the Skousen Constitution. More troubling may be the fact that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett didn’t bat an eye in the hearing, and she had referenced this extremist version of the Constitution in a previous speech. 

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October 16, 2020 by

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Trump Denies Relief Funds for California Devastated by Wildfires

CNN is reporting today that Trump has rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds following the record-breaking destructive wildfires. Western Values Project’s research has found that President Trump has repeatedly cut federal funding dedicated to preventing and mitigating the spread of wildfires. 

The report shows that Trump has often rebuked experts within his administration and withheld funding for political reasons. And he’s blamed state officials in an attempt to shirk responsibility – even though most of the fires are occurring on federal lands – all while padding the pockets of logging companies.  

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The latest Trump hire at @Interior with racist and bigoted views.

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