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October 16, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Suspect Replacement of Interior Inspector General

Earlier today, The Hill reported that Interior’s Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall would be replaced by Suzanne Israel Tufts, a Trump appointee from the Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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October 15, 2018 by

Secrecy Since Day One: New Exposé Reveals Ryan Zinke’s Secret Calendar

Over the weekend a CNN story, based in part on Western Values Project analysis of public records, revealed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke repeatedly kept meetings off of his official […]

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October 15, 2018 by

Zinke Taps Land Transfer Bundy-Backer for Interior Deputy Solicitor Post

On late Friday afternoon, multiple media outlets reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had tapped controversial land seizure lawyer Karen Budd-Falen to be Deputy Solicitor for Wildlife and Parks, a […]

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October 11, 2018 by

Billionaires blocking access

We wanted to make sure you heard: the Texas billionaire Wilks brothers just cut off access to Boise Ridge Road — a public Forest Service road. In an act of […]

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October 10, 2018 by

Western Values Project and American Oversight Sue Interior for Records Related to Zinke’s Alleged Corruption

Western Values Project (WVP), a Montana-based conservation group, represented by watchdog American Oversight, today filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate whether Interior Secretary Ryan […]

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September 27, 2018 by

Protest Zinke’s taxpayer waste

For months, Secretary Ryan Zinke and his Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have threatened to gut the methane waste rule, and now they’ve finally done it. Last week, the BLM announced […]

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September 25, 2018 by

Western Values Project Calls on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Protect Badger-Two Medicine for Good

In a ruling announced today, a judge sided with a Louisiana-based corporation, Solenex LLC,  allowing them to drill on an oil and gas lease granted in the 1980s. The lease […]

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September 20, 2018 by

CELEBRATE National Public Lands Day, STAND UP to Zinke

This Saturday, September 22, is National Public Lands Day, a time to celebrate the bond between people and green space in their communities. Find a National Public Lands Day event in […]

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September 20, 2018 by

NPS Nominee Has Troubling History of Keeping Public in the Dark, Giving Taxpayer-Funded Freebies to “VIPs”

Today, the Western Values Project released new research on Raymond “David” Vela, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the National Park Service (NPS), onto the Department of Influence website. If […]

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September 18, 2018 by

Interior Revises Methane Waste Rule, Costs Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions

Today, Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department essentially repealed the commonsense Methane Waste Prevention Rule, a rule that required oil and gas companies to limit the leaking or flaring of methane on public lands […]

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