In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Carrie Hamblen of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce about how local businesses are thriving thanks to Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument. Plus: Join CWP’s Monuments to America road trip next week! Producer/host: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org Music: Purple Planet  

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

With just hours remaining in President Trump’s 60-day public comment period reviewing 21 years of national monument designations, a new analysis of more than 650,000 comments posted to regulations.gov finds overwhelming support for keeping and protecting America’s national monuments.

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Monday, July 10th, 2017

DENVER—In response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement of $185,000 in matching funds for the restoration of Antietam National Battlefield, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Deputy Director Greg Zimmerman: “Honoring military sacrifice and conserving battlefields are things that all Americans can get behind. But this publicity stunt must be taken in context: President Trump […]

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, an interview with Jessica Loya of the Hispanic Access Foundation about why public lands are important to the Latino community, and how to get more kids from urban areas into our national parks and monuments. HAF’s short film, Leche y Miel This week in Western history: The murder […]

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

New analysis of submitted comments finds overwhelming in-state support for national monuments A new analysis of more than 100,000 individual comments submitted to regulations.gov finds Utah residents expressed overwhelming support for protecting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante national monuments. In April, President Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to begin a 120-day review of national […]

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

President Trump’s proposed Interior Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018 has evoked many reactions, cheers from the oil and gas industry and jeers from almost everyone else. The proposed budget would increase funding for energy development on public lands while cutting virtually everything else, including the National Park Service. Overall the budget would cut the […]

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA 02) about why water rights are such a hot-button issue in California politics, how he became an advocate for public lands and the environment, and how to prioritize your outrage in the age of Trump. This week in Western history: […]

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

More than 99% of comments gathered back Bears Ears and other national monuments As 15-day public comment period on the designation of Bears Ears National Monument comes to a close, a new analysis of comments submitted and gathered so far reveals nearly unanimous support for the monument. The Center for Western Priorities analyzed a representative […]

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with archaeologist Jonathan Till, curator at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Utah. Jonathan explains the history of human settlement in the Bears Ears region. Also in this episode: David Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest, part 1 and part 2 Under Trump, inconvenient data is […]

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Friday, May 19th, 2017

From Jack Abramoff to a state-owned oil company, Trump’s nominee for Deputy Interior Secretary has a lot of explaining to do When the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sits down with Deputy Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt on Thursday, Bernhardt will have to answer for even more questionable connections than we knew about last […]

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Zinke doubles down

At Tuesday’s budget hearing, Secretary Zinke had few answers for senators who asked about his proposed $400 million in cuts to national parks and $370 million in cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs…

June 21st, 2017

Ready to defend Bears Ears

With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommending President Trump take the unprecedented and likely illegal step of drastically shrinking the monument’s boundary, attorneys with the Native American Rights Fund are preparing to take legal action…

June 20th, 2017

Patagonia’s CEO gets ready to sue

Rose Marcario is on the offensive. The CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is preparing to lead the corporate resistance against President Trump’s anti-public lands agenda…

June 19th, 2017