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September 26, 2017 by

Rain isn’t enough to wash away Secretary Zinke’s abysmal record on wildfires

Trump/Zinke budget would cut nearly $140 million from wildfire management programs As fire season winds down across the West, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s record of underfunding the solutions […]

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September 22, 2017 by

Two-years in Zinke scrapping sage-grouse plans for special interests

Two years ago today, history was made when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the greater sage-grouse did not warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) […]

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September 21, 2017 by

Ryan Zinke: An investment that’s paying off for oil and gas interests

Why is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke working to lease every last bit of public land – including lands that directly border our most treasured parks and monuments – to oil and gas corporations? Zinke is ignoring the outdoor industry, hunters, anglers, ranchers and recreationists as well as the multiple use management directive that’s supposed to guide public lands decision-making. He is the Secretary of the largest land-managing department but is acting like an oil and gas land man paid by industry.

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September 12, 2017 by

Zinke’s glass house

Ryan Zinke collects on rundown rentals in Montana while refusing to pay the bill for his multi-million dollar DC home In case you missed it, Secretary of the Interior Ryan […]

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September 11, 2017 by

ICYMI: Interior caught handing over millions to Bernhardt clients

Inspector general’s report shows Bureau of Reclamation improperly gave millions in funds It didn’t take long for David Bernhardt’s record as a lobbyist to catch up with him. Now the Deputy Secretary […]

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September 6, 2017 by

New ad: Secretary Zinke’s sham review puts public lands at risk

Comes after poll shows Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s popularity falling in home state of Montana The Western Values Project (WVP) released a new ad calling Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review […]

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August 31, 2017 by

NEW POLL: Zinke’s popularity tanks as Montanans learn about monuments review

Zinke sees 7 point drop in job approval after announcing plans to alter national monuments The Western Values Project released the results of a new poll showing Interior Secretary Ryan […]

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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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