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August 15, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments Draft Management Plans

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management just released draft resource management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, which includes a report that highlights the development potential […]

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August 10, 2018 by

Scandal-Plagued Secretary Zinke Headline Speaker at Koch-backed Event

Today, as scandals and ethics investigations swirl around him, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will deliver the keynote address at the Koch-funded Steamboat Institute’s 10th Annual Freedom Conference & Festival. The […]

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August 8, 2018 by

Scandals swirl around Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as he tours Colorado

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has been traveling the great state of Colorado this week and on Friday, August 10, he will deliver an address at the Koch-backed Steamboat […]

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August 2, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Defeat of Dangerous Sage Grouse Poison Pill

Yesterday, the Senate passed a clean version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was free of the dangerous sage grouse rider. The amendment, sponsored by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), […]

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July 30, 2018 by

Western Values Project, Democracy Forward Demand Records Exposing Whether DOI Deputy Secretary Bernhardt Continues to Work on Behalf of Special Interests

Today, on behalf of the Western Values Project, Democracy Forward filed suit against the Trump administration for failing to release documents detailing whether Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has […]

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July 23, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Newly Exposed Interior Bias In Monuments Review

In a breaking news story, the Washington Post is reporting that after the Interior Department accidentally released thousands of pages in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request […]

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July 19, 2018 by

Western Values Project Wins Freedom of Information Act Suit for National Monuments Documents

After Western Values Project filed suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) for failing to respond to two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking information on efforts to change […]

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July 18, 2018 by

Western Values Project Statement on Interior Opening Formal Investigation into Zinke over Sweetheart Real Estate Deal with Halliburton Chairman

The Department of Interior’s Office of the Inspector General will be opening a formal investigation to see if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke committed any wrongdoing by chasing a sweetheart real […]

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July 17, 2018 by

Military, Conservation Both Under Attack with Dangerous Sage Grouse Poison Pill

In the coming weeks, Congress could be forced to make a dangerous choice on whether or not to pit national defense against the conservation of iconic western lands and wildlife. […]

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July 11, 2018 by

Wheeler’s EPA: Is a Foreign Uranium Company On Verge of Getting More Wishes Granted?

After successfully lobbying the administration to gut Bears Ears protections for his former client, what will Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler do next? Perhaps because he is afraid of getting booted […]

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