As we predicted back in April, David Bernhardt’s confirmation hearing this morning will be a remarkable spectacle for a non-cabinet level position. President Trump’s pick for Deputy Interior Secretary is drawing attention from Denver to Los Angeles to Washington…

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

President Trump’s pick for Deputy Interior Secretary has more conflicts of interest than we knew. One day ahead of David Bernhardt’s confirmation hearing new CWP research highlights Bernhardt’s connections to corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff…

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

President Trump’s review of national monuments ignores lessons from the Bush administration. A 2001 review of national monuments designated by Bill Clinton was halted after they proved to be overwhelmingly popular…

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Six reasons Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under pressure this week. 1. His one-sided tour of Utah’s national monuments got noticed by The New York Times and Washington Post, which both highlighted the lack of tribal voices during his visit…

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Monday, May 15th, 2017

The public comment period for President Trump’s national monument review is officially open. You can submit your own comment, and voice your support for our nation’s national monuments, here…

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Friday, May 12th, 2017

In a surprise turn of events, the Senate voted 51-49 to save the BLM methane waste rule—which is estimated to save American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in wasted natural gas…

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

This morning, the United States Senate may vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution to eliminate the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule…

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Since arriving in Utah, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has stuck close to Orrin Hatch, the senator from Utah who President Trump singled out as the inspiration for his anti-national monument executive order…

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

In an outcry against the national monuments “review,” thousands of Bears Ears National Monument supporters rallied at the Utah State Capitol Saturday, the day before Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arrived…

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Monday, May 8th, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will travel to Utah this weekend to tour Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both specifically targeted by President Trump’s anti-monument executive order…

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Friday, May 5th, 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