FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 21, 2017 Nevada leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments LAS VEGAS, NV—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Nevada today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular national monuments […]

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 20, 2017 California leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments PALM SPRINGS, CA—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Palm Springs today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular […]

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2017 Fruita Mayor, outdoor leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments GRAND JUNCTION, CO—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Grand Junction today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on […]

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July, 14, 2017 DENVER—In the first offshore oil lease sale of the Trump administration, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke decided to cut royalty rates from 18.75 percent to 12.5 percent. This is the rate paid by oil companies to taxpayers in return for drilling and selling publicly owned resources. The decision comes on the […]

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 26, 2017 Whitefish Mayor, outdoor leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments WHITEFISH, MT—The Center for Western Priorities launched its summer Monuments to America tour ahead of the Western Governors’ Association summer meeting. At a press briefing in Depot Park, CWP’s executive director was […]

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

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

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June 2nd, 2017

CO oil & gas companies spend millions on politicians, PR

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.

June 1st, 2017

Monuments through history

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.

May 31st, 2017