Jayson O'Neill

January 4, 2019 by

Your top priority for 2019?

All of us at Western Values Project are excited for the year ahead and the challenges and opportunities to come. But before that, let’s recap everything this community achieved in […]

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January 3, 2019 by

Interior Department Proposes Rule to Limit Access to Public Records

In An Effort to Thwart Transparency, Proposal Would Restrict Public’s and Media’s Ability to Obtain Agency Records Over the holiday and during the federal government shutdown, the Interior Department quietly […]

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Blog Releases

December 18, 2018 by

Five Questions Trump’s Interior Secretary Nominee Needs to Answer

The American Public Deserves to Know How Their Public Lands, National Parks and Wildlife Will be Managed As former scandal-plagued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigns, due to pressure from the […]

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December 16, 2018 by


Tell the Senate: NO MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. We demand a conflict-free Interior Secretary >>

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October 4, 2018 by

What do you think?

At the end of the day, however, we want to know what friends and supporters like you think. As we continue to defend America’s public lands, your input is critical. What you share with us by taking our survey will help direct our work over the coming months.

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News Releases

October 2, 2018 by

ICYMI: Watchdog Writes to Defense Department for Information on Zinke’s National Security Role

Western Values Project sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense and Navy Secretary after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke floated the idea that the U.S. Navy could impose a blockade on Russia, if necessary, to prevent their energy from reaching markets.

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News Releases

October 1, 2018 by

Beloved Public Lands and Parks Conservation Program Expires; Faux “Conservationist” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Missing in Action

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which has successfully funded over 41,000 conservation and lands projects at the federal, state and regional levels over the past five decades, failed to receive reauthorization by the September 30th deadline.

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September 13, 2018 by

Call SIGN ON to save our public lands

Today the Department of Interior is holding a sham public meeting of its Royalty Policy Committee from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time — and we need them to hear from you ASAP. […]

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News Releases

September 12, 2018 by

Royalty Policy Committee Holds Fourth Public Meeting to Help Industry, Shortchange Taxpayers

Interior Has Been Sued for Stacking the Deck with Too Many Industry Representatives, New RPC Chairman Just Another Major Oil and Gas Ally The Interior Department’s Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) […]

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News Releases

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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