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March 27, 2020 by

Interior to Follow EPA Rollback of Environmental Protections and Regulations for Big Oil and Coal

No End Date Set on Rollbacks  President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency announced major rollbacks of environmental protections and enforcement after big oil and coal lobbyists, extractive corporations, and industry associations […]

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March 25, 2020 by

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Trump and Bernhardt Silent After Forcing Locals to Triage Risks as Parks Close Across America

A cascade of park closures swept the nation a mere week after President Trump and Interior Secretary Bernhardt announced they would waive national park entrance fees and encouraged visitors and tourism to some of the country’s least medically-equipped areas. Both have remained silent…

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March 24, 2020 by

How Much Will the Trump Administration Give Away to Big Oil?

Big Oil has propped up the Trump administration to the tune of nearly $9 million in donations and now they want a return on their investment. How big and how many environmental rollbacks will be done to shore up the financially unsustainable industry remains a question. President Trump has already raked in some $1.8 million in campaign contributions from…

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March 20, 2020 by

Congressman Pushing for Big Oil Bailouts Received Hundreds of Thousands of Big Oil Donations

Over $200k in Oil and Gas Donations Have Flowed into Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s Campaign Coffers A Texas congressional delegation, led by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, wrote Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requesting […]

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March 18, 2020 by

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing On The Nomination Of David Bernhardt For Interior Secretary

Bernhardt Ignores Health Official’s Plea During National Health Crisis

Moab Health Officials Urge Visitors to Stay Away as Secretary Suspends Park Fees and Fails to Provide Consistent Guidance Interior Secretary David Bernhardt just announced that the Trump administration would […]

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March 17, 2020 by

Statement: Trump’s Interior Must Suspend Pending Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Statement: Trump’s Interior Must Suspend Pending Oil and Gas Lease Sales, Public Comment Periods, and Policy Decisions Interior Hasn’t Given Assurances During National Health Crisis Western Values Project issued a […]

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March 11, 2020 by

Trump Administration’s Billionaire Oil and Gas Bailout, Another Blow to Taxpayers, Already in the Works

While Virus Rapidly Spreads, Trump More Interested In Sending Tax Dollars to Billionaire Oil Barons The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to push for an all-out bailout for oil and […]

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March 11, 2020 by

Interior Secretary Should Address Ongoing Concerns About Trump Budget, BLM Move, Ethics Investigation

Bernhardt to Appear Before House Appropriations Committee To Defend Indefensible Budget Cuts To Public Lands and Parks Today, Interior Secretary Bernhardt will appear before House Appropriations to speak to the […]

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March 10, 2020 by

Unconfirmed Acting BLM Director Pendley to Address Congress

Anti-Public Lands Extremist Views Remain Stark, Threats to Public Lands Remain Severe Today, known anti-public lands extremist and unconfirmed Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) William Perry […]

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March 6, 2020 by

Statement: Investigation Says BLM Relocation Effort Did Not Conduct Full Cost-Benefit Analysis and Lacked Plan

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report declaring that President Trump’s Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management did not conduct a full cost-benefit analysis around controversial decision […]

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