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November 1, 2018 by

Western Values Project Calls for Secretary Zinke’s Resignation

After The Hill broke the news that the Interior Department’s internal watchdog referred its investigation of Secretary Ryan Zinke to the Department of Justice just days before the attempted, and […]

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October 30, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Zinke Probe Referred to DOJ

The Department of Interior’s Office of Inspector General has referred an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to the Department of Justice (DOJ), CNN reports. Fifteen federal investigations regarding the […]

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October 23, 2018 by

Former Monsanto Executive Tapped for Top Wildlife Manager Position at Interior

Last night, The Hill reported that former Monsanto executive Aurelia Skipwith would be nominated to lead the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). As FWS Director, she would be […]

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October 18, 2018 by

Statement from Western Values Project on Bizarre Inspector General Mix-Up

After reports earlier this week that that the Interior Department’s Acting Inspector General would be replaced with a political appointee from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Interior […]

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October 16, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Suspect Replacement of Interior Inspector General

Earlier today, The Hill reported that Interior’s Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall would be replaced by Suzanne Israel Tufts, a Trump appointee from the Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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October 15, 2018 by

Secrecy Since Day One: New Exposé Reveals Ryan Zinke’s Secret Calendar

Over the weekend a CNN story, based in part on Western Values Project analysis of public records, revealed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke repeatedly kept meetings off of his official […]

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October 15, 2018 by

Zinke Taps Land Transfer Bundy-Backer for Interior Deputy Solicitor Post

On late Friday afternoon, multiple media outlets reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had tapped controversial land seizure lawyer Karen Budd-Falen to be Deputy Solicitor for Wildlife and Parks, a […]

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October 10, 2018 by

Western Values Project and American Oversight Sue Interior for Records Related to Zinke’s Alleged Corruption

Western Values Project (WVP), a Montana-based conservation group, represented by watchdog American Oversight, today filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate whether Interior Secretary Ryan […]

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October 2, 2018 by

ICYMI: Watchdog Writes to Defense Department for Information on Zinke’s National Security Role

Western Values Project sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense and Navy Secretary after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke floated the idea that the U.S. Navy could impose a blockade on Russia, if necessary, to prevent their energy from reaching markets.

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October 1, 2018 by

Beloved Public Lands and Parks Conservation Program Expires; Faux “Conservationist” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Missing in Action

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which has successfully funded over 41,000 conservation and lands projects at the federal, state and regional levels over the past five decades, failed to receive reauthorization by the September 30th deadline.

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