Jayson O'Neill

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September 28, 2019 by

Conflicted Interior Secretary Bernhardt Continues to Work Overtime for a Former Client

Bernhardt Helped Greenlight Destructive Dam Expansion Project Benefiting Westlands Water District Over State, Scientific Objections Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s relationship with his former client, the Westlands Water District, has raised […]

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August 20, 2019 by

Yes, Trump Really is Coming to Take Your Public Lands

The Trump administration’s bold attempt to steal your public lands continues Blog – Last year, Western Values Project detailed a worrying trend of anti-public lands zealots being appointed to key […]

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News Releases

August 19, 2019 by

New Inspector General to Join Interior Amid Slew of Ethics Scandals

Mark Greenblatt Will Inherit Full Caseload as Inspector General at Interior Interior’s new Inspector General, Mark Greenblatt, is slated to begin his job soon, overseeing the Interior Department’s ethics probes […]

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July 24, 2019 by

Inspector General Confirms Investigation as Groups Uncover More Evidence of Political Interference at Interior

Improper ‘Political Review Process’ Has Led to Political Coverup Western Values Project, a Montana-based nonprofit conservation group, and Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, have […]

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June 20, 2019 by

Seattle Times: “84 environmental rules on the way out”

“84 ENVIRONMENTAL RULES ON THE WAY OUT” “…the administration has failed to provide a strong legal argument in favor of proposed changes or agencies have skipped key steps in the […]

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June 12, 2019 by

No Roosevelts: Vice President Pence and Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s Yellowstone National Park Visit Ignores Own Budget and Damage from Shutdown

Administration Proposed Devastating Cuts to National Park Service and Nearly Zeros Out Parks and Public Access Program Vice President Mike Pence and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt are scheduled to visit […]

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June 10, 2019 by

Mobile Billboard to Run During Annual Meeting Reminding Western Governors of Bernhardt’s Priorities

Conflict-ridden Interior Secretary Bernhardt Uses Event to Continue Charm Offensive Toward Fellow Lobbyists Fresh off a Republican “big donor retreat” in Chicago for President Trump’s reelection campaign, Interior Secretary David […]

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June 7, 2019 by

Memo: Western Governors Need to Hold Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Accountable

Western governors publicly criticized ex-mega lobbyist Interior Secretary David Bernhardt more than once during his recent tenure as the deputy secretary at Interior. There were good reasons for this: Just […]

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June 7, 2019 by

What is David Bernhardt hiding?

“Interior Department policy let political appointees review FOIA requests” — Roll Call Since ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt took office as Interior Secretary, he’s been doing everything in his power to keep the public […]

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June 5, 2019 by

Trump Administration’s ‘Critical Mineral’ Directive Boon for Secretary Bernhardt’s Former Client; Threat to Grand Canyon and Public Lands

Two Uranium Corporations Pushing for Uranium Import Quota Were Former Clients of Two Cabinet Members Trump’s Department of Commerce released sweeping recommendations on ‘critical minerals’ that call for the deregulation […]

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