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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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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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April 24, 2018 by

ICYMI: Zinke, Bernhardt, and Cason pull strings for former Interior Secretary casino client

Over the weekend, Politico broke a story detailing President Bush’s former Interior Secretary-turned-MGM Grand lobbyist Gale Norton’s influence on the current department’s decision to offer no opinion on a Native […]

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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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April 4, 2018 by

Zinke and crew are coming to get your public lands

The administration’s cloaked attempt to steal your public lands Just a few weeks ago a Department of Interior spokesperson denounced a Montana Farm Bureau official for suggesting that Secretary of […]

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March 1, 2018 by

One year of corruption at Interior under Secretary Ryan Zinke

Report documents revolving door, insider deals by Zinke and political appointees at Interior with ties to industry, lobbyists, and former employers It was just one year ago when then-Congressman Ryan […]

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February 13, 2018 by

What was taken out of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments?

Many of the areas cut from protection in both monuments are rich in oil, gas, and coal resources On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump announced historic reductions to public […]

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February 2, 2018 by

The Trump and Zinke great American public land sell-off continues

A 60-day moratorium on new mining claims expires in Utah as Bureau of Land Management begins crafting new management protocol for special interests February 2nd marked the end of protections […]

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January 29, 2018 by

Congresswoman Herrera Beutler says one thing, does another for protecting public lands

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler seems to have become accustomed to the tried-and-true Washington, D.C., tradition of making up a new position when the old one becomes unpopular. She recently falsely […]

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January 22, 2018 by

Zinke ignores westerners’ sage grouse advice

In the final hours of 2017, when most of us were with our families enjoying the holiday season, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration announced that […]

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