CWP’s Monuments to America campaign rolls out across the country today. After launching in Washington, DC last week, versions of the first ad, “Monumental Legacy,” will begin airing this week in states from Nevada to South Carolina…

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

Preventing methane leaks may soon get easier. Researchers from Harvard and Princeton are working with IBM to develop a system that can detect leaks from oil and gas well pads more efficiently than current technology…

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Friday, April 7th, 2017

Bears Ears National Monument is home to truly stellar skies. According to a Conservation Science Partners report, the young national monument also scores high on wildlife habitat, species diversity and ecological connectivity…

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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Increased stormwater runoff from a wet winter has uranium mine evaporation ponds south of Grand Canyon National Park nearly full to the brim. Scientists worry that these ponds put groundwater and the Navajo Nation at risk…

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Yesterday White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that President Trump is donating his first quarterly salary to the National Park Service. But the gesture looks like little more than a publicity stunt…

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Today, the Center for Western Priorities is launching a major advertising campaign in defense of national monuments called Monuments to America…

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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

As the ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee, Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva is intimately involved in public lands and energy policy. Yesterday Rep. Grijalva joined us on Go West, Young Podcast…

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Friday, March 31st, 2017

Last year 1,310 oil and gas-related spills were reported in New Mexico, according to an analysis by the Center for Western Priorities. While it’s a decrease from the year before, that’s still roughly 3.6 spills per day…

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

President Trump’s executive order rolling back Obama-era energy policies continues to get headlines. Reports from the Casper Star-Tribune and the Missoulian note that coal jobs are not likely to come back…

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Today President Trump is expected to sign a sweeping executive order rolling back energy policies set by the previous administration. The order will direct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan…

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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Outdoor economy climbs to new heights

According to a new report released today by the the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation economy accounts for $887 billion in consumer spending each year and 7.6 million American jobs…

April 25th, 2017

The money behind the votes

A new analysis from the Center for Western Priorities finds the 17 politicians sponsoring legislation to kill the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule have received contributions totaling nearly $17 million from oil and gas interests…

April 24th, 2017

An outdoor recreation caucus

Congress announced the creation of the bicameral, bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Caucuses. The goal is to show “that conservation and growing the outdoor recreation economy are inextricably linked,” Sen. Heinrich said in a statement…

April 21st, 2017