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February 4, 2019 by

WVP Statement on David Bernhardt’s Nomination for Interior Secretary

Following breaking news that President Donald Trump nominated David Bernhardt as the new Secretary of the Interior, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris Saeger issued the following statement: “With his […]

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January 31, 2019 by

Western Values Project Statement in Response to Interior Inspector General Report on Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument Reduction

Today, Interior’s Office of Inspector General issued a full report of its findings in an investigation of the Trump administration’s illegal reduction and modification of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). […]

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January 29, 2019 by

ICYMI: Trump and Bureau of Land Management Reinstating Lawbreaking Extremists’ Federal Grazing Permits

By allowing these lawbreaking extremists back on public lands, the Trump administration is sending the message that politics will always trump our American birthright.

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January 28, 2019 by

Western Values Project To Interior: Keep Public Records Public

Interior Department Proposes Rule to Limit Access to Public Records Western Values Project (WVP) submitted a formal comment opposing the Interior Department’s recent proposal that would significantly reshape how the […]

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January 17, 2019 by

Public Left In Dark On Government Operations

As of this morning, regulations.gov, the website that allows the public to submit comments to government agencies on proposed federal rulemaking, has stopped working. The site, which is operated by […]

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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 18, 2018 by

Five Questions Trump’s Interior Secretary Nominee Needs to Answer

The American Public Deserves to Know How Their Public Lands, National Parks and Wildlife Will be Managed As former scandal-plagued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigns, due to pressure from the […]

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