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September 20, 2018 by

NPS Nominee Has Troubling History of Keeping Public in the Dark, Giving Taxpayer-Funded Freebies to “VIPs”

Today, the Western Values Project released new research on Raymond “David” Vela, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the National Park Service (NPS), onto the Department of Influence website. If […]

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September 18, 2018 by

Interior Revises Methane Waste Rule, Costs Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions

Today, Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department essentially repealed the commonsense Methane Waste Prevention Rule, a rule that required oil and gas companies to limit the leaking or flaring of methane on public lands […]

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September 13, 2018 by

ICYMI: Bernhardt Cancels Speech at Eleventh Hour for Unknown Ethics Reasons

Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, who was supposed to give the keynote speech at the Colorado River District’s forum tomorrow, had to cancel at the eleventh hour due to ethics […]

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September 12, 2018 by

Royalty Policy Committee Holds Fourth Public Meeting to Help Industry, Shortchange Taxpayers

Interior Has Been Sued for Stacking the Deck with Too Many Industry Representatives, New RPC Chairman Just Another Major Oil and Gas Ally The Interior Department’s Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) […]

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September 10, 2018 by

Lobbyist-Turned-Interior-Deputy David Bernhardt’s Dirty Record After One Year

Western Values Project (WVP) released a report documenting all of Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt’s apparent conflicts-of-interest since he started working at Interior slightly over a year ago. A former lobbyist, Interior Secretary Zinke’s dirty deputy has been a controversial figure ever since his nomination to Interior’s number-two position.

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Reports

September 9, 2018 by

REPORT: Lobbyist-Turned-Interior-Deputy David Bernhardt’s Dirty Record After One Year

Who has been running the Interior Department while Secretary Ryan Zinke has been out of the office for the last three weeks? Meet Interior’s #2: Zinke’s dirty Deputy Secretary David […]

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August 27, 2018 by

Key Interior Staff Leaving Zinking Ship

Today, E&E News reported that Downey Magallanes, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s deputy chief of staff for policy, is leaving Interior to work in the private sector. News of her departure […]

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Blog

August 23, 2018 by

Zinke Takes Mysterious Turkish Vacation While West Burns  

Last Friday night, Secretary Zinke was spotted in the Turkish Airlines lounge at Dulles International Airport, and later boarded a flight to Istanbul. According to a Politico source, Secretary Zinke […]

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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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