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February 5, 2016 by

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Check Your Facts, WEA—BLM Rule’s Benefits Match Projected Costs

Recently, industry reps over at the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) spread some misinformation around regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule to cut back on natural gas waste. Let’s […]

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February 4, 2016 by

Amendment to Energy Bill Shows Sen. Daines’ True Colors When it Comes to Helping Taxpayers

The Senate is in the process of wrapping up votes on a broad, bipartisan energy bill , and a number of senators have jumped in with last-minute amendments. That includes Montana […]

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January 22, 2016 by

BLM Action to Combat Wasted Natural Gas a Win for Westerners 

Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its long-awaited draft rule to limit the waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaking by oil and gas companies on […]

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January 15, 2016 by

Interior announces steps to fix broken coal leasing program

Today, the Department of the Interior took a long-awaited and much-needed step to reform the broken coal leasing program for our western public lands. Interior announced that they will put […]

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January 11, 2016 by

Poll reconfirms support for action against natural gas waste, keeping public lands in public hands

In a time when armed protesters are still in a standoff with federal and local law enforcement at a wildlife refuge in Oregon, much attention has been brought to the […]

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January 4, 2016 by

Armed extremists’ calls for local control in Oregon echo moves in Congress to transfer national public lands

Over the weekend, a number of armed protesters—led by controversial rancher Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon—took over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon in protest of the imprisonment of father-and-son ranchers Dwight […]

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January 1, 2016 by

Happy New Year from the Western Values Project

We’ve had a hand in some big victories in 2015. From establishing a smart-from-the-start planning process in Moab, Utah, to protecting both the Greater sage-grouse and western economies, to extending […]

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December 18, 2015 by

Fact-check: Rep. Bishop’s unfounded accusations about BLM’s oil and gas leasing program

Today, it broke that House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop is circulating a letter to the Department of Interior that makes some unfounded accusations about the Bureau of Land […]

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December 15, 2015 by

Like Giving Late Homework an A++: Suspended Leases are Costing Taxpayers Millions Annually

A new report released today finds that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been turning a blind eye to delinquent leaseholders—costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in the […]

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December 11, 2015 by

Rep. Zinke’s coal giveaway is wrong for taxpayers

House member Rep. Zinke (MT) is taking a last-minute gamble: he’s attempting to undermine the Department of the Interior’s proposal to modernize oil, gas and coal royalties by blocking any […]

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