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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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May 27, 2020 by

Big Oil CEO’s Ties To Trump Paying Off

Energy Transfer Partners Awarded Second-Largest Strategic Petroleum Reserve Contract, CEO Warren Also Poised To Score Major Public Lands Swap From Administration HELENA, MT – After news broke that big oil […]

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May 21, 2020 by

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Trump’s Sage Grouse Rollback Redo Comment Period To Close

Interior Department Closes Comment Period Despite Calls For Pause Helena, MT – Today, during the ongoing national crisis, President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management will close the comment period on […]

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May 21, 2020 by

Chaco National Park

Western Values Project To Sec. Bernhardt: “Cancel All Drilling Near Chaco Culture National Historical Park”

Just Extending Public Comment Period During COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Enough, Watchdog Group Says Helena, MT – In response to news that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will extend the public […]

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May 19, 2020 by

Trump Admin. Punishes Renewables While Bailing Out Oil and Gas

Interior Department Hits Solar And Wind Projects With Hefty Retroactive Bills Amidst After Giving Excessive Gifts To Oil And Gas Industry Helena, MT – Trump’s Interior Department is demanding payment […]

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May 11, 2020 by

Tara Sweeney Ties

Under Investigation: Conflicted Trump Interior Official That May Have Leaked Sensitive Tribal Data

An investigation into President Trump’s Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney for potentially violating federal ethics laws and leaking sensitive tribal government information was launched.

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