Jayson O'Neill


May 22, 2018 by

Secretary Ryan Zinke’s campaign donations and financial ties to the 2018 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference sponsors

Ryan Zinke has raked in $85,800 from the 2018 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference sponsors, their executives, parent companies, and affiliated PACs. Ryan Zinke raked in $23,400 from Halliburton, his fifth-largest […]

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May 18, 2018 by

Coming to you first

At Western Values Project, we’re committed to fighting back against anyone who tries to diminish, sell, or exploit our public lands. We’re working to hold elected officials and special interests […]

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News Releases

May 9, 2018 by

Congressional Interior oversight now in the hands of anti-public lands Representative Gianforte

Rep. Gianforte’s track record shows his desire to roll back public lands protections and transfer federal lands Anti-public lands Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has been tapped to lead the House […]

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May 9, 2018 by

Secretary of Hypocrisy (Ryan Zinke)

Ryan Zinke’s hypocrisy is being put on full display this week. Despite his previous support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (the budgetary lifeblood for many of our public […]

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May 8, 2018 by

Interior nominee Tara Sweeney lands hearing for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs despite ethical questions

Possible conflicts of interest persist as her current employer has pending permit to drill in the Arctic The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing to consider Tara […]

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Blog News

May 4, 2018 by

Western Values Project to Pruitt and EPA: Help us hold Interior accountable

Watchdog group files FOIA request to learn what the EPA knows about Interior Secretary After The Atlantic reported that embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s communications team has […]

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May 2, 2018 by

Statement: Zinke and Bernhardt push federally mandated sage-grouse overhaul for oil, gas and mining industries

Released drafts undermine historic deal in favor of special interests The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued draft environmental impact statements (DEIS) to federally mandate an overhaul of state-level sage-grouse […]

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May 1, 2018 by

Stand with National Parks

National Park Week!

It’s National Park Week! This week (and every week!) we hope you are setting out to #FindYourPark. But this week also serves as yet another reminder that Ryan Zinke is […]

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April 20, 2018 by

Don’t let your royalties go up in smoke

This is your LAST CHANCE to submit a public comment to Ryan Zinke’s Bureau of Land Management telling them to STOP the wasteful practice of venting and flaring methane! A […]

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Blog News

April 19, 2018 by

Deputy Secretary Bernhardt issues agency-wide ethics memo neither he nor Zinke appear to be following

Ex-lobbyist has no ethics waivers filed for decisions before the Department Deputy Secretary of Interior and ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt issued an agency-wide memo announcing new ethics initiatives for the department, […]

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