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

Yesterday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said the state was moving swiftly in response to a fatal home explosion caused by a severed gas flow line attached to a producing well…

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017

We’re now on day 8 of the 45-day review of Bears Ear National Monument, as mandated by President Trump’s executive order, and it still appears the administration wants to eliminate or shrink the monument…

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

This morning thousands of oil and gas wells remain shut down in Colorado, nearly two weeks after a house explosion killed two people. The house sat 178 feet from an aging oil and gas well owned by Anadarko Petroleum…

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Reactions to President Trump’s order attacking national monuments continue to reverberate around the West. This weekend, editorial boards around the region and throughout the country slammed the effort…

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Monday, May 1st, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, the Center for Western Priorities interviews Obama administration veterans Christy Goldfuss and Kate Kelly to get their take on President Trump’s executive order…

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Friday, April 28th, 2017

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Last chance for Bears Ears

There’s one day left to submit public comments in support of Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears received a far shorter comment window (just 15 days) than other national monuments under “review” for reduction or outright elimination…

May 25th, 2017

Budget breakdown

President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes deep cuts to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, putting Western communities that rely on U.S. public lands for their livelihoods in the cross-hairs…

May 24th, 2017

The numbers are in

Today, President Trump plans to unveil his 2018 proposed budget, which is expected to tilt the scale toward special interests instead of the American people…

May 23rd, 2017