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July 19, 2018 by

Western Values Project Wins Freedom of Information Act Suit for National Monuments Documents

After Western Values Project filed suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) for failing to respond to two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking information on efforts to change […]

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July 18, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Interior Opening Formal Investigation into Zinke over Sweetheart Real Estate Deal with Halliburton Chairman

The Department of Interior’s Office of the Inspector General will be opening a formal investigation to see if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke committed any wrongdoing by chasing a sweetheart real […]

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July 17, 2018 by

Military, Conservation Both Under Attack with Dangerous Sage Grouse Poison Pill

In the coming weeks, Congress could be forced to make a dangerous choice on whether or not to pit national defense against the conservation of iconic western lands and wildlife. […]

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July 10, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on President Trump’s Pardoning the Hammonds for Illegally Destroying America’s Public Lands

This morning, President Donald Trump pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond, two ranchers whose arson convictions inspired the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January 2016. The Hammonds were […]

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July 9, 2018 by

ICYMI: With Pruitt Out, Uranium Company Lobbyist Takes the Wheel At EPA

A breaking CNN story, based in part on Western Values Project’s original research, reveals that with Scott Pruitt’s resignation, former D.C. lobbyist Andrew Wheeler’s promotion to acting administrator of the […]

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July 6, 2018 by

Side-By-Side: Guide to Pruitt’s and Zinke’s Competing Scandals

Following disgraced EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation, Western Values Project – a Whitefish-based public lands watchdog group – released a side-by-side analysis of Pruitt’s and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s numerous […]

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July 3, 2018 by

Senator Daines Tries to Dupe Montanans in Classic D.C. Double-Cross on LWCF

Western Values Project will run a newspaper ad in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle calling out Senator Steve Daines’ (R-MT) hypocrisy in voting to cut $16 million in funding to the […]

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July 3, 2018 by

Senator Gardner Tries to Dupe Coloradans in Classic D.C. Double-Cross on LWCF

Western Values Project will run a newspaper ad in the Daily Sentinel calling out Senator Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) hypocrisy in voting to cut $16 million in funding to the Land […]

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June 28, 2018 by

Zinke’s Pending 14th Investigation May Be His Last

Statement by Western Values Project Deputy Director Jayson O’Neill on the announcement of an Inspector General’s review of a possible investigation into scandal-plagued Secretary Zinke using his official position for […]

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June 27, 2018 by

Secretary Zinke in Billings to Discuss Money Feds Owe Local Governments

Today, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is returning to the Treasure State to discuss Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) with local officials in Billings. The meeting will be […]

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