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January 15, 2019 by

EPA Administrator Nominee Andrew Wheeler Lobbied the Trump Administration on Bears Ears

Tomorrow, as the government shutdown continues, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the Environmental […]

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January 14, 2019 by

Anti-Public Lands Congressman Rob Bishop Rumored to be DOI Secretary Candidate

Following recent reporting that Utah Congressman Rob Bishop is on President Trump’s short list to be the new Secretary of the Interior, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris Saeger issued […]

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January 8, 2019 by

While National Parks Fall Apart, Oil and Gas Activities at Interior Are Full Steam Ahead

The Interior Department has allowed national parks to be destroyed by trash and waste, removed sage grouse conservation proposals from its website, and shut down its Freedom Of Information Act […]

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January 7, 2019 by

WVP Launches moneytrails.org To Expose Anti-Public Lands Efforts

Today, Western Values Project launched Money Trails, a new website that tracks the connections between special interest groups, public officials, and anti-public lands legislation in the West. At launch, the […]

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December 15, 2018 by

New Website www.davidbernhardt.org Exposes Deputy Secretary’s Conflicts of Interest

Following President Trump’s announcement that scandal-plagued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave before the end of the year, Western Values Project (WVP) launched www.davidbernhardt.org to raise questions regarding the ex-lobbyist […]

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December 15, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Ryan Zinke’s Resignation

Today, following breaking news that the scandal-plagued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was fired by President Trump, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris Saeger issued the following statement: “Ryan Zinke’s tenure […]

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December 13, 2018 by

ICYMI: Zinke Breaks His Promise to Not Sell Public Lands, Again

A new HuffPost story has revealed that yet again, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has broken his promise to never sell or transfer public lands. According to the story, Zinke’s Bureau […]

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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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