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December 5, 2017 by

Buying influence pays off: petroleum industry trying to propose self-regulation of methane flaring

The American Petroleum Institute announced a “new voluntary program to cut emissions of methane.” The news comes after the Interior Department has made moves to eliminate rules regulating methane flaming. […]

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December 5, 2017 by

Zinke’s unpopular monuments review finally sees the light of day

In response to the late release of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s national monuments review recommendations, Chris Saeger, executive director of the Western Values Project, released the following statement: […]

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December 5, 2017 by

Water and science nominee adds to growing list of Washington insiders at the Department of the Interior

Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is considering Tim Petty to be the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Water and Science. If his nomination advances, Petty will […]

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December 4, 2017 by

Trump/ Zinke public lands move “a dangerous turn” away from national stewardship of outdoor legacy

Unprecedented and unlawful plan to gut protections for iconic public lands a disturbing move  In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of historic reductions of protected public lands in Utah, Chris […]

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December 1, 2017 by

Ahead of Trump’s Utah visit, Interior Secretary’s “monumental embarrassment” in the spotlight

WVP launched a new ad telling Trump to reject Zinke’s monuments reduction, today’s the sage grouse public comment period deadline, and other weekly roundups

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December 1, 2017 by

New TV ad blasts Zinke’s embarrassing scandals and “monumental” failures

Ad is part of a six-figure media buy airing on Fox and Friends and in Utah aimed at telling the President to reject Secretary Zinke’s plan to gut national monuments  […]

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November 30, 2017 by

WVP files for extension of public comment period on sage grouse management plans

Request comes after Interior failed to release public documents Western Values Project (WVP) formally requested an extension of the public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed changes […]

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November 29, 2017 by

ICYMI: More evidence of Budd-Falen’s land seizure agenda

Likely nominee for Bureau of Land Management director Karen Budd-Falen flanked by land seizure advocates at Montana event In a land use management presentation, Karen Budd-Falen, Secretary Zinke’s leading rumored […]

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November 29, 2017 by

Zinke’s gift to his oil & gas friends

Over the next month, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is preparing to announce a series of oil and gas lease sales across the West. Given the administration’s favoritism to […]

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November 28, 2017 by

STATEMENT: Trump bets again on scandal-plagued Interior Secretary

In response to news that President Trump plans to accept Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris […]

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