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May 22, 2018 by

Secretary Ryan Zinke’s campaign donations and financial ties to the 2018 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference sponsors

Ryan Zinke has raked in $85,800 from the 2018 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference sponsors, their executives, parent companies, and affiliated PACs. Ryan Zinke raked in $23,400 from Halliburton, his fifth-largest […]

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May 21, 2018 by

ICYMI: Zinke giving special access and tours to friends

Released documents show how VIPs trumped experts and staff A Washington Post story, based in part on records obtained by Western Values Project, reveals how Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife have used his post […]

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May 9, 2018 by

Congressional Interior oversight now in the hands of anti-public lands Representative Gianforte

Rep. Gianforte’s track record shows his desire to roll back public lands protections and transfer federal lands Anti-public lands Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has been tapped to lead the House […]

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May 8, 2018 by

Interior nominee Tara Sweeney lands hearing for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs despite ethical questions

Possible conflicts of interest persist as her current employer has pending permit to drill in the Arctic The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing to consider Tara […]

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May 4, 2018 by

Western Values Project to Pruitt and EPA: Help us hold Interior accountable

Watchdog group files FOIA request to learn what the EPA knows about Interior Secretary After The Atlantic reported that embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s communications team has […]

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May 2, 2018 by

Statement: Zinke and Bernhardt push federally mandated sage-grouse overhaul for oil, gas and mining industries

Released drafts undermine historic deal in favor of special interests The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued draft environmental impact statements (DEIS) to federally mandate an overhaul of state-level sage-grouse […]

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April 24, 2018 by

ICYMI: Zinke, Bernhardt, and Cason pull strings for former Interior Secretary casino client

Over the weekend, Politico broke a story detailing President Bush’s former Interior Secretary-turned-MGM Grand lobbyist Gale Norton’s influence on the current department’s decision to offer no opinion on a Native […]

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April 19, 2018 by

Deputy Secretary Bernhardt issues agency-wide ethics memo neither he nor Zinke appear to be following

Ex-lobbyist has no ethics waivers filed for decisions before the Department Deputy Secretary of Interior and ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt issued an agency-wide memo announcing new ethics initiatives for the department, […]

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April 16, 2018 by

Interior Inspector General’s report on travel calls into question $12k charter flight

Ethics officials were given incomplete information about Zinke’s trip to visit hockey team owned by a campaign donor The Department of Interior Inspector General (IG) released a report today confirming […]

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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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