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February 22, 2018 by

Internal Interior documents show influence by oil and gas industry trade groups and lobbyists

FOIA’d emails show quick responses, numerous meetings, and fulfilled requests between DOI and industry lobbyists Western Values Project released a report today that shows how oil and gas industry trade […]

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News Releases

February 22, 2018 by

New Billboard Ad Targets Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler Over Promise To Protect Public Lands

Billboard campaign follows polling and digital and print ad blitz asking Rep. Herrera Beutler to listen to constituents, vote against anti-public lands bills Western Values Project Action placed a billboard […]

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News Releases

February 22, 2018 by

New Billboard Ad Targets Representative Greg Walden Over Promise To Protect Public Lands

Billboard campaign follows polling and digital and print ad blitz asking Rep. Walden to listen to constituents, vote against anti-public lands bills Western Values Project Action placed a billboard advertisement […]

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February 22, 2018 by

New Billboard Ad Targets Representative Steve Pearce Over Promise To Protect Public Lands

Billboard campaign follows polling and digital and print ad blitz asking Rep. Pearce to listen to constituents, vote against anti-public lands bills Western Values Project Action placed a billboard advertisement […]

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February 22, 2018 by

New Billboard Ad Targets Representative Greg Gianforte Over Promise To Protect Public Lands

Billboard campaign follows polling and digital and print ad blitz asking Rep. Gianforte to listen to constituents, vote against anti-public lands bills Western Values Project Action placed a billboard advertisement […]

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Reports

February 19, 2018 by

Report: Full analysis of oil and gas industry communication with Interior and State Bureau of Land Management on sage grouse overhaul

Western Values Project released a report analyzing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses received from the Department of the Interior and State Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that shows how oil and gas industry trade groups and lobbyists are influencing decisions at Interior on sage grouse and a host of other issues.

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News Releases

February 14, 2018 by

Fact Check: Utah Representative Mike Noel’s false response to Western Values Project report

Undisclosed property valued at over one million listed as a limited liability corporation; anti-monument state legislator lobbied administration Utah State Representative Mike Noel repeated several misstatements to news outlets in […]

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Blog Reports

February 13, 2018 by

What was taken out of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments?

Many of the areas cut from protection in both monuments are rich in oil, gas, and coal resources On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump announced historic reductions to public […]

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February 13, 2018 by

New documents reveal Utah Representative Mike Noel’s land carved out in Trump’s monuments reduction

Noel failed to disclose land holdings directly implicated in controversial Presidential monuments review Newly released documents from the Western Values Project reveal that Utah State Representative Mike Noel failed to […]

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Reports

February 12, 2018 by

Report: Utah Rep. Noel to benefit personally and professionally from new reduced Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundary

Leading anti-public land Utah Representative Mike Noel’s grand carveout leaves many questions unanswered Background on Noel Anti-public lands leader Mike Noel is a Utah Rep. for District 73 and the Executive […]

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