Jayson O'Neill

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August 16, 2020 by

Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley

Trump Withdrawals Controversial Anti-Public Lands Nominee In Attempt To Greenwash Disastrous Record

In a desperate attempt to cover up a record that is unequivocally the worst for America’s public lands, the Trump administration withdrew anti-public lands nominee William P. Pendley. While this is sure to make headlines, this is just another sad chapter of incompetence and mismanagement by this administration. Unfortunately, this changes little to nothing – Pendley is still overseeing the bureau and the Trump administration is still violating the U.S. Constitution.

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August 11, 2020 by

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Breaking: Trump’s Top Interior Lawyer Found In Violation Of The Law

Interior Department Inspector General’s report that found President Trump’s top Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani illegally withheld public documents prior to the former mega-lobbyist turned-Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s Senate confirmation hearing and then perjured himself under oath.

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July 20, 2020 by

For Sale Public Lands Shelton

Another Trump nominee wants to put a “For Sale” sign on our public lands❗

Since his inauguration in January 2017, President Donald Trump has increased our national deficit by $5.2 trillion. Worse yet, Trump’s reckless spending of pandemic relief funds that went to many […]

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July 17, 2020 by

Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley

In His Own Words: Extremist Views Of Trump’s Nominee To Manage America’s Public Lands Exposed

The new ‘In His Words’ update shows that Pendley has stuck his foot in his mouth time and time again, making racist and sexist comments on social media, in public presentations, and in his writings.

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July 16, 2020 by

BREAKING: Released National Parks ‘Modernization’ Proposal Paves The Way For Privatization

President Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and unconfirmed acting National Parks Director David Vela released the administration’s national park ‘modernization’ proposal that would pave the way for monied private concessionaires to gain control of public assets likely leading to increased fees and further private development.

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July 13, 2020 by

WATCH: Why Pendley must NOT be confirmed

William Perry Pendley is frighteningly and dangerously unqualified to be the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director. He holds fringe, extremist views on everything from public lands to science to immigration […]

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June 17, 2020 by

Newfound Conservation Ethos Gets Public Lands and Parks Funding Legislation Past Senate

The legislation will finally fully and permanently fund America’s most important public lands, public access and parks program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and provide billions in funding to address the neglected infrastructure and maintenance needs across national parks. 

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June 16, 2020 by

Tell Trump: Boost Renewables, NOT Fossil Fuels!

“Two-Thirds of Interior Dept Meetings Attended by Fossil Fuel Interests as Trump Lavishes Industry With Covid Relief: Report” — Common Dreams TELL BERNHARDT: BOOST RENEWABLES, NOT OIL AND GAS! Unbelievable: A new report from […]

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June 15, 2020 by

Prioritizing polluters over people

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June 11, 2020 by

Trump Administration Hands Out More Big Oil Bailouts By Slashing Royalty Rates And Suspending Leases

After news of more big oil bailouts being granted by the Trump administration, Western Values Project released new research on some of the big oil corporations who are now cashing in on Trump’s Interior Department’s decision to cut royalty rates and suspended leases on federal public lands. 

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