FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 DENVER—Interior Secretary Zinke has recommended President Trump eliminate portions of Bears Ears National Monument. The Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala: “This is an undeniable attack on our national monuments and America’s public lands. The decision should be an easy one—more than 1 […]

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

New analysis from the Center for Western Priorities shows that 88 percent of comments submitted to the formal review by self-identified Utahns support leaving national monuments intact.

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

Yesterday Interior Secretary Zinke launched another so-called “review” designed to undermine conservation in the West. This time his staff will determine how to erode landmark plans to protect the sage grouse, an iconic bird once common across the region, in order to allow more energy development.

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017

As Interior Secretary Zinke prepares to issue recommendations on Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, noted monument opponents were summoned to Washington, DC to have the last word.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Western governors are pushing back against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is considering scrapping or changing those hard-fought management plans.

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management in Utah announced it would not move forward with oil and gas leases on the doorstep of Zion National Park. The proposal to lease scenic lands near Utah’s most-visited national park.

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

As President Trump announced his intention to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke experienced climate change first hand on his visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

A Center for Western Priorities review of Colorado campaign finance records shows that since 2012, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy have collectively spent more than $21.6 million on state political races and ballot initiatives.

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Since President Trump issued his review of national monuments, Utah officials have argued monument designations today are 47 times larger than they were when the Antiquities Act was passed in 1906.

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017 DENVER—As President Trump unveils his proposed 2018 budget, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:  “This budget is a shameless attack on America’s parks and public lands. From gutting one of America’s most important parks programs to increasing spending on drilling and […]

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 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