The minuscule total is the result of a provision in Rep. Bishop’s legislation that would allow only 0.5 percent of funds to be spent in the West.

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Politicians Should Stop Scapegoating American Public Lands by Claiming They Are a Drag on Local and State Budgets A growing number of politicians and pundits in 11 Western states and in Congress are working to give away and sell-off our national public lands to state and private interests. They argue that Western states are at […]

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

DENVER—The Center for Western Priorities launched a new video advertisement and social media campaign today in support of keeping American lands American, a direct response to ill-advised efforts by some Western states to seize public lands. The online video will be targeted to state capitals around the Rocky Mountain West. Lawmakers in Congress and 11 […]

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Stay up to date on who is leasing your national public lands for oil and gas exploration.

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

By Jessica Goad and Greg Zimmerman A group of economists released a report last week analyzing the costs and benefits of Utah’s continuing quest to take over the state’s 31 million acres of national monuments, forests, and other public lands that currently belong to all Americans. The report determined that managing Utah’s public lands would […]

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

It will cost Utah approximately $280 million annually to manage the transferred lands .

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Colorado is in the midst of a fast-paced oil and natural gas boom that has secured the state a spot as one of the top ten oil and gas producers in the nation.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Consensus Colorado wilderness bill loses support, Wyoming has already seen many oil spills this year, a look at how language is important in the “fracking” debate.

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Watch the Equal Ground Coalition’s new video and learn how MLPs are changing the Western landscape.

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Post by Center for Western Priorities.

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

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What pulling out of the Paris agreement could mean for public lands

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.

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