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August 28, 2017 by

Hard pill to swallow: Zinke falsely claims no cuts to National Park Service staff

Trump/Zinke budget would cut 1,242 full-time employees   While celebrating the 101st birthday of America’s National Park Service (NPS), Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told ABC affiliate WLOS News 13: ‘there […]

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August 25, 2017 by

101st Anniversary of National Parks

Statement by Chris Saeger, Executive Director of the Western Values Project, on the 101th anniversary of our nation’s national parks: Since President Roosevelt first had the foresight and vision to […]

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August 23, 2017 by

Will Governor Sandoval defend Western values in meeting with Trump?

A rare appearance by President Donald Trump west of the Mississippi gives Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval an opportunity to stand up for Nevada and the west when he greets the […]

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August 21, 2017 by

Western Values Project opens investigation in response to leaked document revealing industry influence of Interior’s sage-grouse review

FOIA filed in preparation for litigation after documents show oil and gas lobbyists shaped recommendations from Secretary Zinke   The Western Values Project (WVP) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request […]

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August 21, 2017 by

Secretary Zinke adds more special interests to the payroll at Interior

16 new in-depth profiles added to https://departmentofinfluence.org/ While Congress is enjoying summer vacation and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is off on an overseas adventure, the revolving door is spinning […]

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August 17, 2017 by

Western Values Project sues Justice Department to obtain correspondence with conservative groups

Suit seeks correspondence on legal justification for national monument rescission Today, the Western Values Project filed suit after the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) failed to fulfill […]

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August 15, 2017 by

New poll, ad campaign tells Secretary Zinke to protect national monuments

New Montana poll ahead of ad campaign on Zinke’s national monuments review A new poll showing support slipping for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s monuments review in his home state of […]

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August 10, 2017 by

ICYMI: Zinke settles lawsuit over unpaid rent

In case you missed it, the Huffington Post is reporting that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has settled a lawsuit with his former landlord, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, over unpaid rent. The Huffington […]

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August 9, 2017 by

ICYMI: Conservative opposition to national monument repeal effort grows

Conservatives are speaking out against efforts by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Donald Trump to reduce or eliminate national monuments. Conservative columnists and legal scholars are joining the chorus of experts […]

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August 7, 2017 by

Shrinking Interior: Zinke gives up additional $75 million in revenue despite devastating budget cuts

The Department of the Interior announced the repeal of a rule that will cost taxpayers nearly $75 million. The repeal of the rule will reduce royalties paid for oil, gas and […]

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