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August 23, 2019 by

Republican Report Confirms Bernhardt Violated Trump’s Ethics Pledge

Mega-Lobbyist Turned-Interior Secretary Met With Former Oil and Gas Client  House Republican Oversight and Reform Committee members Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) released a ‘staff report’ yesterday that […]

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August 23, 2019 by

Trump Releases Grand Staircase Management Plan, an Exercise in Illegal Futility

With Court Cases Pending, Trump Administration Wastes Taxpayer Dollars By Issuing Public Lands Rollback Plan  Today, the Trump administration officially released a new Resource Management Plan for Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante […]

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August 21, 2019 by

On Summer Vacation, Sen. McSally Takes a Hike on Public Trail She Refuses to Fund

McSally Committed to Hiking Arizona National Scenic Trail That Relies on Land and Water Conservation Fund  Prior to leaving Washington D.C. for summer recess, Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced a […]

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August 21, 2019 by

Lawsuit Filed Seeking Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s Communications with Former Clients

Interior Officials Violated FOIA Law by Stonewalling Public Information Request Today, American Oversight filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Case No. 19-2527, on […]

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August 19, 2019 by

New Inspector General to Join Interior Amid Slew of Ethics Scandals

Mark Greenblatt Will Inherit Full Caseload as Inspector General at Interior Interior’s new Inspector General, Mark Greenblatt, is slated to begin his job soon, overseeing the Interior Department’s ethics probes […]

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August 15, 2019 by

New Billboard Ad Pressures Sen. Daines to Fully Fund Popular Conservation Fund

Today, Montana-based conservation watchdog group Western Values Project Action (WVP) placed a billboard advertisement in Montana, outside of Yellowstone National Park, calling on Senator Daines (R-MT) to follow through on […]

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August 15, 2019 by

New Billboard Ad Pressures Sen. Gardner to Fully Fund Popular Conservation Fund

Today, Montana-based conservation watchdog group Western Values Project Action (WVP) placed a billboard advertisement in Colorado, outside Rocky Mountain National Park, calling on Senator Gardner (R-CO) to follow through on […]

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August 15, 2019 by

New Billboard Ad Pressures Sen. McSally to Fully Fund Popular Conservation Fund

Today, Montana-based conservation watchdog group Western Values Project Action (WVP) placed a mobile billboard advertisement in Arizona, near the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park as well as other […]

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August 14, 2019 by

Gardner Takes Oil and Gas Money While Public Lands Funding Flatlines

Colorado Senator Swims in Campaign Cash While Critical Land and Water Conservation Fund Remains Empty Senator Cory Gardner has raked in millions in campaign donations from high-profile special interest donors, […]

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August 14, 2019 by

Bernhardt Upends Interior’s Ethics Department, Leaving It To Political Appointee Under Investigation

Order Overhauling Ethics Department Continues Pattern of Skirting Transparency and Accountability In a move that will further limit transparency and oversight of the Interior Department’s repeated ethical lapses, Interior Secretary […]

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