“Does he really expect us to say ‘thank you’ for taking the only legal option available to him?”

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Friday, August 4th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 3, 2017 RiggingTheSystem.org is a new resource for media, government leaders, and citizens DENVER—The Center for Western Priorities and The Wilderness Society unveiled a new website today, RiggingTheSystem.org, to help Americans sort through the deluge of data and reports about oil and gas development on U.S. public lands. The website launches as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke […]

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 1, 2017 Will the Interior Secretary listen to the West, or Washington insiders? DENVER—The Center for Western Priorities today launched a new six-figure ad buy targeting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s efforts to roll back national monument designations. The ad, “The West is Calling,” focuses on the more than 1 million public […]

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 27, 2017 DENVER—In response to reports that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke placed threatening calls to Alaska’s senators because of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s health care votes, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala: “Ryan Zinke is revealing himself as Trump’s hitman. He’s now threatening to hold public lands […]

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 24, 2017 DENVER—The U.S. Senate this afternoon confirmed David Bernhardt as the Deputy Secretary of the Interior on a vote of 53-43. The Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala: “David Bernhardt’s numerous conflicts of interest should have made this an easy ‘no’ vote for the entire […]

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Monday, July 24th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2017 Local leaders call on President Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke to stop the assault on America’s national monuments SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Utah today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on […]

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Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 21, 2017 Nevada leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments LAS VEGAS, NV—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Nevada today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular national monuments […]

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

DENVER—Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced today that he has spared Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument from his efforts to shrink or erase national monument designations. The Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Media Director Aaron Weiss: “Westerners will not grovel at Secretary Zinke’s feet or thank him for partially backing down from his […]

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 20, 2017 California leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments PALM SPRINGS, CA—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Palm Springs today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular […]

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 19, 2016 Arizona leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments FLAGSTAFF, AZ—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Flagstaff today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular national monuments […]

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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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