Jayson O'Neill

News Releases

July 3, 2018 by

Senator Gardner Tries to Dupe Coloradans in Classic D.C. Double-Cross on LWCF

Western Values Project will run a newspaper ad in the Daily Sentinel calling out Senator Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) hypocrisy in voting to cut $16 million in funding to the Land […]

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June 11, 2018 by

Zinke’s ripping us off

Our public lands are often rich with natural resources, and the American public is supposed to be compensated if private corporations profit from those resources. But under Ryan Zinke’s leadership […]

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News Releases

May 23, 2018 by

$85,800 reasons Secretary Zinke is again addressing oil and gas corporations

As part of a multi-day trip to the Dakotas, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is scheduled to address the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference tomorrow morning. The event is hosted by the […]

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Reports

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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News Releases

May 9, 2018 by

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

Anti-public lands Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has been tapped to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior, Energy, and Environment, a key panel that keeps watch over […]

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Blog

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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News

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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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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News

April 16, 2018 by

Interior Inspector General’s report on travel calls into question $12k charter flight

Ethics officials were given incomplete information about Zinke’s trip to visit hockey team owned by a campaign donor The Department of Interior Inspector General (IG) released a report today confirming […]

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