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

Today's Latest

Coal-conomics

Navajo Generating Station, Salt River Project New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is promising to “look at everything across the board” when it comes to coal on public lands. Zinke suggested to reporters on Friday that Interior could both jump-start coal leasing and increase royalties for taxpayers. The catch, of course, is that economic fundamentals are moving […]

March 6th, 2017

Clumsy at best, irresponsible at worst

The federal hiring freeze brings chaos at Montana’s national parks and forests, public lands supporters to rally today at noon in Helena, Montana, and more.

January 30th, 2017

A monumental legacy

New CWP story map walks through the years of conservation under Obama, listen to the former Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor talk about the challenges facing public lands, and more.

January 30th, 2017