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July 3, 2019 by

Bernhardt’s Backpack is Probably Full of Special Interest Necessities and Oil Lobbyist Lifehacks

Curious what David Bernhardt Might Bring on his Fourth of July Vacation? We were too. We presume that with long summer days just around the corner, Interior Secretary Bernhardt might […]

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July 2, 2019 by

What to Expect From This Year’s Taxpayer-Funded Trump Rally

Bernhardt and Trump Buck America’s Birthday Tradition, Igniting and Ignoring Backlash  Donald Trump announced months ago that the Fourth of July celebration in Washington D.C. – normally a convergence of […]

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July 1, 2019 by

New FOIA Documents Reveal More Industry Influence at Interior

Bernhardt’s Former Client, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Appears to Have Influenced Decisions by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services A new analysis of public documents exclusively obtained by Western Values […]

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June 26, 2019 by

Who Else is Under Interior’s Political Awareness Review Process?

A new analysis by Western Values Project discovered that major media outlets including The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Politico, The Hill and others, as well as watchdog organizations, were subject to the political awareness review, causing delays and, in some cases, limiting responsive public documents being released.

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June 25, 2019 by

Uranium Has No Place on ‘Critical Minerals’ List

Inclusion on List Serves to Benefit Former Lobbyists-Turned Trump Cabinet Members Like Bernhardt Whitefish, MT – Today, the House Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee held a hearing to consider legislation […]

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June 25, 2019 by

Champs Versus Chumps: The Land and Water Conservation Fund Still Hangs in the Balance

Will the Senate Follow the House’s Lead in Advancing Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund? Whitefish, MT – The future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)- […]

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June 21, 2019 by

Only Seven Emails From Bernhardt’s Desk Available Out of 27,375 Documents in Online Database

Only seven of the 27,375 documents released by the Interior Department publicly accessible in a new online database were written by Secretary David Bernhardt, suggesting that Interior is withholding key documents and emails written by Bernhardt. The apparent suppression of Bernhardt’s documents come as Interior is facing lawsuits and calls for investigations into the secret political review process of pending public records requests.

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June 18, 2019 by

Group Sues Interior for Stonewalling Release of Sage-Grouse Public Documents

Western Values Project Seeks Documents Related to Pro-Industry Requests to Sage-Grouse Protection Plans Whitefish, MT. — Western Values Project filed suit in the United States District Court for the District […]

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June 12, 2019 by

No Roosevelts: Vice President Pence and Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s Yellowstone National Park Visit Ignores Own Budget and Damage from Shutdown

Administration Proposed Devastating Cuts to National Park Service and Nearly Zeros Out Parks and Public Access Program Vice President Mike Pence and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt are scheduled to visit […]

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June 10, 2019 by

Statement: Bernhardt Courts Industry Lobbyist, Ignores Corruption Concerns

“Lobbyist turned-Interior Secretary David Bernhardt once again avoided accountability for the damage he’s done to our outdoor heritage in order to reward his special interest friends. The only people in that audience who should leave feeling like they’ll get what they want are the high-powered lobbyists who made the trip from Washington, D.C.”

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