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January 2, 2020 by

Anti-Public Lands Zealot Pendley Redelegated Authority of Public Lands Bureau Director

After already serving as the unconfirmed Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for five months, William Perry Pendley has officially been redelegated authority to lead America’s largest public lands management agency by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

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December 20, 2019 by

Senate Budget Shorts Critical Public Lands Fund

Key Western Senators Fail to Deliver Full and Permanent Funding For Land and Water Conservation Fund; Shorted $405 Million The Senate passed a major spending bill for the 2020 fiscal […]

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December 19, 2019 by

BLOG: Taxpayers, Public Lands Lose as Bureau of Land Management Move Plows Ahead

Oil and Gas Special Interests Win With BLM Move After obtaining the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) lease for the new headquarters in Colorado, and with many questions remaining unanswered, […]

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December 17, 2019 by

Congress Rightfully Questioning, Investigating Bureau of Land Management Move

Group Acquires BLM’s Colorado Lease, Signaling Interior’s Intent to Ignore Congressional Oversight Questions   After Interior stonewalled Congress and the press about the actual cost of the Bureau of Land Management […]

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December 13, 2019 by

Sen. Daines Shows True Colors, Stands With Anti-Public Lands Nominee, Snubs Public Lands Fund

Sen. Daines Pro-Public Lands Talking Points Tired as LWCF Languishes and Special Interest Nominees Forge Ahead   While the deadline to pass full and permanent funding for the critical Land […]

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December 13, 2019 by

Senate Confirms Another Former Lobbyist to Top Interior Position

Skipwith Set to Join Interior Despite Clear Conflicts of Interest and Qualification Questions  Today, the Senate voted 52-39 to confirm another conflict-ridden Trump administration nominee to a top-level post within […]

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December 12, 2019 by

Everything is Going According to Trump’s Plan: The Bureau of Land Management Brain-Drain

Mass Exodus on Horizon as BLM Employees Hit Forced Relocation Deadline Today is the deadline for career public servants at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to decide if they […]

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December 11, 2019 by

Corrupt Interior Secretary Bernhardt Far From Cleared of Multi-Faceted Ethics Investigation

Interior Made At Least 25 Policy Changes Benefitting Bernhardt’s Former Lobbying Clients Since 2017 Yesterday, Interior’s Inspector General gave Interior Secretary David Bernhardt a pass in their investigation into allegations […]

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December 10, 2019 by

STATEMENT: Top Interior Official Violated Federal Ethics Rules

Western Values Project’s Deputy Director Jayson O’Neill issued the following statement in response to an Interior Inspector General’s investigation that found that the department’s Assistant Secretary for Insular and International […]

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December 9, 2019 by

Watchdog Launches Mobile Billboard Highlighting Washington D.C.’s Most Corrupt Duo

Billboard Focuses on How David Bernhardt’s Former Clients are Calling the Shots at Interior Today, Montana-based public lands watchdog Western Values Project launched a mobile billboard titled ‘Corrupt and Corrupter’ […]

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