Center for Western Priorities Facebook
Center for Western Priorities Twitter
Center for Western Priorities Videos


RESPONSE to leak of White House national monuments review

DENVER—In response to the leak of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s national monuments review, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:

“It’s now clear why the White House has been keeping this memo under lock and key—Secretary Zinke tried to toss the White House a political hot potato. This so-called ‘final report’ is embarrassingly thin on substance, but is filled with politically-motivated suggestions sure to please anti-park members of Congress and their friends in the oil, gas, and coal industries. The report takes a cudgel to America’s public lands legacy, encouraging President Trump to make an unprecedented attack that would close off national monuments for future generations.

“Should President Trump attempt to erase any monument acres or protections, he will launch a court battle that will drag on for years.”

Latest News

@WstrnPriorities on Twitter

5 hours ago
Tribes denounce co-management plan, Shash Jaa naming at Bears Ears @brianmaffly
5 hours ago
How do you get an interview with @SecretaryZinke for @BLMNational position? Uphold radical Cliven Bundy-style ideology & sue BLM employees.
24 hours ago
@SenatorCantwell calls on @SecretaryZinke to write a "check for the full amount and apologize" for his $14k helicopter flights.


Alaska is “open for business,” but nobody’s interested

December 6 marked the much-anticipated “largest” sale of oil and gas leases in Alaska’s wildlife-rich National Petroleum Reserve. But despite...

December 7th, 2017

The remaining falsehoods in Ryan Zinke’s final national monuments report

Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released his final national monuments report, recommending that President Trump illegally revise the boundaries of...

December 7th, 2017

Not in Their Wildest Dreams

Since taking office, the Trump administration has moved aggressively to roll back existing common sense energy policies and enact an...

December 7th, 2017