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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The money behind the votes

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