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December 6, 2018 by

Interior’s Bernhardt Overhauls Grouse Plans to Benefit Special Interest Pals

Today, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its plan to mandate an overhaul of state-level habitat management plans for the greater sage-grouse. The revised plan breaks many […]

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December 4, 2018 by

WVP Marks Anniversary of Illegal Utah Monument Reductions

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration’s illegal and unprecedented reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah, ushered in at the behest of Interior […]

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November 27, 2018 by

WVP: Interior Should Release Full IG Report on Redrawing Utah Monument Boundaries

While news outlets are reporting on a leaked summary of an Interior Inspector General (IG) report that investigates whether Secretary Ryan Zinke intentionally benefitted a Utah lawmaker when he recommended […]

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November 26, 2018 by

WVP: Interior’s Plan to Destroy Public Records is “Unacceptable”

Today, Western Values Project (WVP) submitted a formal comment to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requesting that they not grant the Interior Department’s request to delete public records. […]

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November 20, 2018 by

17 Interior Political Appointees’ Profiles Released on Department of Influence Website

Today, Western Values Project released the profiles of 17 political appointees on their Department of Influence website, which was launched in 2017 to document the revolving door between industry and […]

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November 15, 2018 by

WVP Statement on Bears Ears Draft Monument Management Plans

Today, the public comment period closes for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new Bears Ears National Monument draft monument management plans. Earlier this year, Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department […]

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November 15, 2018 by

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on NPS Director Nominee

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to consider Raymond “David” Vela for the Director of the National Park Service (NPS). If confirmed, he will […]

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November 9, 2018 by

WVP Launches Ad Campaign in Montana Calling on Ryan Zinke to Resign

Today, Montana-based conservation watchdog group Western Values Project announced they will run a nearly $30,000 ad campaign in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s home state calling on Zinke to resign. The […]

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November 9, 2018 by

WVP Endorses Zinke for Fox News Contract

Politico is reporting that while Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prepares to head out of his $139,000 office doors, he’s exploring a role with Fox News. While Western Values Project has […]

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November 7, 2018 by

Public Lands Win In Election, Oversight Opportunity Created with New Congress

Last night, American voters made their voices heard. Protecting access to public lands and natural places were key issues in this election, as anti-public lands candidates found out all too […]

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