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August 4, 2020 by

Statement: Signing Public Lands Bill Can’t Wash Away President Trump’s and Complicit Senators’ Dirty Reality

The Trump Administration Ushered in Most Anti-Environmental, Anti-Public Lands Record in History  HELENA, MT – In response to President Trump’s scheduled Great American Outdoors Act signing ceremony today, Western Values Project Director Jayson O’Neill […]

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July 22, 2020 by

House Quickly Dispatches Landmark Conservation Legislation, No-Brainer Lands and Parks Package Heads to Trump

Trump Still The Most Anti-Environmental President In History Helena, MT — Today, the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), legislation that will fully and permanently fund […]

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July 17, 2020 by

Acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley

In His Own Words: Extremist Views Of Trump’s Nominee To Manage America’s Public Lands Exposed

The new ‘In His Words’ update shows that Pendley has stuck his foot in his mouth time and time again, making racist and sexist comments on social media, in public presentations, and in his writings.

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July 16, 2020 by

BREAKING: Released National Parks ‘Modernization’ Proposal Paves The Way For Privatization

President Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and unconfirmed acting National Parks Director David Vela released the administration’s national park ‘modernization’ proposal that would pave the way for monied private concessionaires to gain control of public assets likely leading to increased fees and further private development.

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June 23, 2020 by

Alaskan Front-Group Pushing For Roadless Rule Repeal Poised To Cash In On Trump Admin’s Rollback Of Public Land Protections

Watchdog Group Finds That Officers Of The First Things First Alaska Foundation Would Personally Profit From Opening Up The Tongass National Forest Helena, MT — Today, Western Values Project released […]

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June 17, 2020 by

Newfound Conservation Ethos Gets Public Lands and Parks Funding Legislation Past Senate

The legislation will finally fully and permanently fund America’s most important public lands, public access and parks program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and provide billions in funding to address the neglected infrastructure and maintenance needs across national parks. 

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June 12, 2020 by

STATEMENT: IG Finds Top Interior Official Violated Federal Ethics Pledge

Senior Interior Appointee Had Contact With Their Former Employer, Failed To Seek Ethics Guidance HELENA, MT – Today, the Interior Department released a new Inspector General report that found that […]

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June 11, 2020 by

Trump Administration Hands Out More Big Oil Bailouts By Slashing Royalty Rates And Suspending Leases

After news of more big oil bailouts being granted by the Trump administration, Western Values Project released new research on some of the big oil corporations who are now cashing in on Trump’s Interior Department’s decision to cut royalty rates and suspended leases on federal public lands. 

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June 5, 2020 by

Acting Bureau Of Land Management Director’s Former Big Oil Client’s Members Reeling In Relief

33rd Redelegation Of Authority To Give Anti-Public Lands Extremist Another 30 Days As Big Oil Profits Off Of Pendley’s Corrupt Leadership HELENA, MT – Today, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is […]

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May 29, 2020 by

BREAKING: Senior Trump Interior Official Violated Federal Ethics Laws Again

Interior’s Internal Watchdog Found Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs Domenech Used Public Office for Private Gain With the Associated Press reporting that the Interior Department’s Inspector General, the agency’s […]

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