“Secretary Zinke is more concerned about the politics and optics of a shutdown than he is about doing what’s right for the American people and America’s parks.”

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Friday, January 19th, 2018

A conversation with Amber Reimondo and Roger Clark from the Grand Canyon Trust about the history and possible future of uranium mining and contamination near the Grand Canyon. Then CWP’s Greg Zimmerman walks us through uranium claims near Bears Ears National Monument.

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Friday, January 12th, 2018

Will the Interior Department be a “good neighbor” or Cliven’s doormat?

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

“Letting the Bundys walk free on a technicality should send a chill down the spines of anyone who values our parks, wildlife refuges, and all public lands.”

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Monday, January 8th, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke kept himself busy while while you were on vacation.

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Amy Martin, creator of Threshold, talks about season 1 of her podcast, which focused on the past, present, and future of bison in America.

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Thursday, December 21st, 2017

“Not everyone can book a helicopter or charter a boat when they want to visit our national parks.”

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

“A toxic history of failed uranium projects litters the southwest, especially on tribal lands.”

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Monday, December 11th, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is trying as hard as he can to defend the indefensible — the largest-ever reduction of public lands protections in American history. In the days after President Trump signed a proclamation that attempted to remove more than two million acres from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monuments, Secretary Zinke has used a […]

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Friday, December 8th, 2017

New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich weighs in on President Trump’s proclamation attempting to erase more than two million acres from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monuments.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Latest News

@WstrnPriorities on Twitter


7 hours ago
"He's more like a mad king. And this monarch has control over the crown jewels of America's #publiclands. They are not in safe hands." @SecretaryZinke
-via @nytegan
https://t.co/7nJHEpt0d4
8 hours ago
"There is no scenario in which the United States could become self-sufficient — much less 'energy dominant' — in uranium." @MiriamWasser
https://t.co/9qWNbPY7vQ
8 hours ago
How the Grand Canyon could be the next target for uranium mining:

Trump administration ignores market realities and endangers tribes and the Colorado River. https://t.co/AURXMCH1VK https://t.co/t5WnuCY984
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8 hours ago
Walter Cruickshank, acting director of @Interior's BOEM contradicts @SecretaryZinke on Florida offshore drilling exemption. #FlipFlop ( https://t.co/WQGkjreOUc

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