A new investigation by the non-partisan watchdog Center for Western Priorities has uncovered wide-ranging ties between anti-government extremist groups and Western legislators.

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Monday, August 10th, 2015

A report highlighting how Western state taxpayers lose between $490 million and $730 million annually due to low royalty rates for oil and gas extracted from U.S. public lands.

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

A report finds that seniors are three times more likely to move into Western counties with a higher percentage of protected public lands.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

A new report highlights the economic benefits of Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Stay up to date on who is leasing your national public lands for oil and gas exploration.

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Colorado is in the midst of a fast-paced oil and natural gas boom that has secured the state a spot as one of the top ten oil and gas producers in the nation.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

A look at Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s accomplishments thus far and opportunities for the Interior Department over these final years of the Obama administration.

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

A report outlining four areas that merit the attention of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force.

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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A report showing for the first time how much the U.S. Forest Service spends fighting wildfires in each Western state.

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A report that sheds light on record-setting delays to bipartisan land conservation bills in Congress.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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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