FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2017 DENVER—In a Federal Register notice released today, the Bureau of Land Management announced it would suspend key parts of a rule designed to limit methane waste from oil and gas operations on public lands. In May, the United States Senate voted against eliminating this rule. In response the Center […]
Center for Western Priorities
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke built a web of lies yesterday while announcing his recommendation that President Trump eliminate significant portions of the recently protected Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. In a call with reporters, he claimed that “talking to the tribes, they’re very happy,” later reiterating that “overall, in talking to tribal leadership… […]
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.
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 […]
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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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 […]
It will cost Utah approximately $280 million annually to manage the transferred lands .
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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In their own words: Interior Department admits it’s helping oil and gas companies at the expense of taxpayers, clean air
At the direction of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Bureau of Land Management has announced it will effectively eliminate a...