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March 8, 2019 by

Western Governors Have Good Reason to Be Uneasy with Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt

David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary, is so toxic that even former and current GOP governors publicly criticized Bernhardt during his tenure as Interior Deputy Secretary. The public […]

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February 8, 2019 by

Western Values Project Announces New Advisory Board Members

Western Values Project (WVP) announced a new advisory board to help it form winning strategies to protect public lands.  Board members come from across the American West and the country, bringing together years of experience in government accountability and conservation advocacy.

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January 3, 2019 by

Interior Department Proposes Rule to Limit Access to Public Records

In An Effort to Thwart Transparency, Proposal Would Restrict Public’s and Media’s Ability to Obtain Agency Records Over the holiday and during the federal government shutdown, the Interior Department quietly […]

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December 18, 2018 by

Five Questions Trump’s Interior Secretary Nominee Needs to Answer

The American Public Deserves to Know How Their Public Lands, National Parks and Wildlife Will be Managed As former scandal-plagued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigns, due to pressure from the […]

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August 23, 2018 by

Zinke Takes Mysterious Turkish Vacation While West Burns  

Last Friday night, Secretary Zinke was spotted in the Turkish Airlines lounge at Dulles International Airport, and later boarded a flight to Istanbul. According to a Politico source, Secretary Zinke […]

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July 20, 2018 by

Scandal-Plagued: Secretary Zinke’s First Sixteen Months

New Public Records Analysis and Original Research Available at the Department of Influence With EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt out and with recent breaking news of an investigation into his real […]

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July 11, 2018 by

Wheeler’s EPA: Is a Foreign Uranium Company On Verge of Getting More Wishes Granted?

After successfully lobbying the administration to gut Bears Ears protections for his former client, what will Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler do next? Perhaps because he is afraid of getting booted […]

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June 28, 2018 by

Redacted: Zinke and Team Still Have a Ways To Go Before “Full Transparency”

It’s been quite a week for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported it couldn’t determine whether or not Secretary Zinke broke the law […]

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June 21, 2018 by

Special interests take the wheel at Interior as Zinke focuses on his political future

Earlier this week, POLITICO broke the news that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s family’s foundation is helping a Halliburton-backed developer exploit land that had originally been set aside for a public […]

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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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