In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Obama administration veterans Christy Goldfuss and Kate Kelly take us behind the scenes of the creation of Bears Ears and other national monuments, and give us their take on President Trump’s executive order targeting dozens of monument designations dating back more than 20 years. Goldfuss was the managing […]

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with author Michael Finkel about Christopher Knight, the “North Pond Hermit” who lived for 27 years alone in the Maine woods. Michael’s book is The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the the Last True Hermit. Michael’s book is based on this GQ article from 2014 […]

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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Congressman Raúl Grijalva, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, talks about President Trump’s executive order gutting climate protections, and which issues he hopes to work with Republicans on in the coming months. More reading: When the power of protest works Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org Music: […]

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

This episode of Go West, Young Podcast is a wide-ranging conversation with Professor Mark Squillace, director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado law School. Squillace first weighs in on whether President Trump has the authority to erase or shrink a national monument, then he debunks all of the legal theories […]

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Our guest in this episode of Go West, Young Podcast is Ron Hunter, Patagonia’s Environmental Activism Manager. Read more about Patagonia’s 360-degree Bears Ears experience from Mashable and FastCo Create. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn Host & producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Monday, March 13th, 2017

A conversation with Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Links mentioned in the show: Headwaters Economics, Federal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset? The history of “This Land is Your Land“

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

An interview with pollsters Lori Weigel and Dave Metz about the 2017 Conservation in the West Poll from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. Full poll results Poll highlights Host/Producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

This episode features an exit interview with outgoing Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor, on President Obama’s conservation legacy and the early days of the Trump administration. Feedback: podcast@westernpriorities.org Host: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we talk with Clayton Elliott, executive director of Montana Conservation Voters, and Jessica Goad, communications director at Conservation Colorado, about their priorities as state legislatures convene across the West. Learn more in CWP’s 2017 Western States Legislative Brief. We always welcome feedback about the show at podcast@westernpriorities.org. […]

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

In this episode, we talk to hunter, TV host, and public lands activist Randy Newberg. Other links mentioned on the show: Fresh Tracks Hunt Talk Radio The 80-year history of efforts to protect Bears Ears More on Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments Host/producer: Aaron Weiss Music: Purple Planet

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Thursday, December 29th, 2016

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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