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April 11, 2018 by

Exposed: Zinke’s shell game to undermine Interior career employees and civil servants

Interior Inspector General’s report released on reassignments The Interior’s Inspector General released a report on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s politically motivated efforts to reassign career civil servants at […]

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March 28, 2018 by

Secretary Ryan Zinke apologizes to mining CEO who left taxpayers with $100 million cleanup bill

Washington Post article details a toxic history of mining CEO who Zinke cozied up to Western Values Project released a video it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request […]

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March 28, 2018 by

New report highlights energy lobbyist and special interest influence at Interior

Report shows all the ways Interior has allowed special interests to jeopardize America’s public lands One year ago, President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke tried to sell […]

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March 16, 2018 by

Newly released Interior financial disclosures continue to show the revolving door between appointees and industry

Public financial disclosure reports now available at www.departmentofinfluence.org Newly released financial disclosure forms from the Department of Interior reveal the cozy relationship between Interior appointees, nominees, and industry. The forms […]

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March 15, 2018 by

Montanans continue to reject Zinke’s anti-public lands agenda

New polling follows Western Values Project poll last year showing Zinke out of touch with his former constituents Nearly two-thirds of Montanans disapprove of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s efforts to […]

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March 13, 2018 by

Zinke sells out Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument to special interests

Lease sale at the minimum bid of $2 per acre for parcel accepted by Bureau of Land Management Despite objections by Montana small business owners and conservation groups, Interior Secretary […]

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March 13, 2018 by

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is putting firefighters at risk for special interests

New ad buy highlights her efforts to insert riders that could jeopardize wildfire funding After one of the most expensive and devastating fire seasons in U.S. history, Alaska Senator Lisa […]

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March 9, 2018 by

Utah Representative Mike Noel announces retirement while mired in controversy

Investigations of conflicts-of-interest, self-dealing and accusations of undue influence surround controversial anti-public lands lawmaker Utah Representative Mike Noel announced his retirement from the state’s legislative body after new documents emerged […]

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March 7, 2018 by

Statement: Special interests allowed to rule the roost in sage-grouse habitat

Scoping report ignores public input in favor of oil and gas interests In a late Friday night news dump, the Department of the Interior released a public scoping report for […]

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March 1, 2018 by

Western Values Project calls for Inspector General investigation into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundary reduction

Complaint cites Utah State Representative Mike Noel’s influence and personal financial benefit from the shrunken boundary After recently releasing a report on Utah State Representative Mike Noel’s undisclosed property valued […]

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