As Interior Secretary Zinke prepares to issue recommendations on Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, noted monument opponents were summoned to Washington, DC to have the last word.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Western governors are pushing back against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is considering scrapping or changing those hard-fought management plans.

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management in Utah announced it would not move forward with oil and gas leases on the doorstep of Zion National Park. The proposal to lease scenic lands near Utah’s most-visited national park.

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Monday, June 5th, 2017

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.

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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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.

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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.

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Summer is approaching and national parks are on track to see record visitation yet again—Zion National park has reached an 11 percent increase in visitors over the same time last year…

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

As the public comment period on the designation of Bears Ears National Monument comes to a close, a new Center for Western Priorities analysis reveals nearly unanimous support for the monument…

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Friday, May 26th, 2017

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…

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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…

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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Zinke doubles down

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…

June 21st, 2017

Ready to defend Bears Ears

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…

June 20th, 2017

Patagonia’s CEO gets ready to sue

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…

June 19th, 2017