FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2017 Local leaders call on President Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke to stop the assault on America’s national monuments SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Utah today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on […]

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Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 19, 2016 Arizona leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments FLAGSTAFF, AZ—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Flagstaff today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular national monuments […]

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2017 New Mexico leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Albuquerque today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular […]

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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…

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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…

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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…

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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke  last week called for the privatization of national park campgrounds. With little evidence to suggest that privately-run park facilities are a good deal for either national park lovers or American taxpayers…

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Bureau of Land Management announced yesterday it would suspend key parts of the methane waste rule, a rule designed to eliminate methane waste from oil and gas operations on public lands…

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Zinke vs. Zinke on national monuments

The backlash over Secretary Zinke’s recommendation for Bears Ears continues, especially after he claimed that tribal leadership is “happy” with his conclusions. This could not be further from the truth…

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

In an interim report yesterday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended eliminating vast portions of Bears Ears National Monument. Secretary Zinke’s recommendation is an undeniable attack on America’s national monuments…

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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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