Jayson O'Neill

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May 18, 2017 by

Lobbyist Bernhardt hides history of pandering to special interests

Bush administration official-turned lobbyist obscures past mishandling of ethical missteps and cozying up to special interests in government role Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s rocky path […]

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May 18, 2017 by

Will Murkowski and Senate Committee Members hold lobbyist Bernhardt accountable during confirmation hearing?

Western Values Project Launches Ad Campaign Calling On Murkowski To Do Her Job, Ask The Tough Questions During Hearing Today, Western Values Project is running a full-page ad in Politico […]

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May 17, 2017 by

Is Interior’s monuments review a sham or is Secretary Zinke making promises he can’t keep?

Utah Senator Mike Lee claims Bears Ears will be eliminated or “significantly” reduced In shockingly matter-of-fact comments, Utah Senator Mike Lee said during a tele-town hall that Bears Ears monument […]

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May 17, 2017 by

ICYMI: Major victory for public lands In Nevada

It was reported that efforts to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands in Nevada has failed. From the Reno Gazette-Journal: A proposal for the federal government to unload […]

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May 15, 2017 by

Urban Cowboy Zinke: All (backwards) hat, no cattle

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke once again proved to be all hat and no cattle as he continued his taxpayer-funded scenic photo op of Western lands. If Secretary Zinke wants people […]

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May 15, 2017 by

Hypocrisy Alert: After faux outrage over lack of public input, Sec. Zinke cancels citizen councils, silencing public input

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke canceled all Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meetings – an essential opportunity for the public to provide input on public lands. The move comes after a chorus of […]

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May 11, 2017 by

ICYMI: Sec. Zinke’s Rocky Utah Vacation

Zinke All Ears to Anti-Public Lands Extremists, Refuses to Hold Public Meetings on So-Called “Listening Tour” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s taxpayer-funded tour of Utah’s national monuments this week was more […]

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May 9, 2017 by

Western Values Project Files FOIA for Portman Communications Ahead of Vote on Methane Rule

Includes Former Registered Lobbyist for Industry Turned Portman Staffer Portman FOIA (Methane Rule) Western Values Project filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all communications between the Department […]

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May 8, 2017 by

Zinke “Political Stunt” Tour to Advance Anti-Public Lands Agenda Off to Rough Start

As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visits Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments this week, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris Saeger released the following statement: “Secretary Zinke’s photo op […]

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May 4, 2017 by

Koch Brothers & Special Interests Tell Senators to Vote Against Taxpayers

Yesterday 12 organizations, all with direct ties to the Koch brothers or oil and gas industry groups, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to use the Congressional […]

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