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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2017 New Mexico leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Albuquerque today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on popular […]

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2017 Fruita Mayor, outdoor leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments GRAND JUNCTION, CO—The Center for Western Priorities’ Monuments to America RV road tour stopped in Grand Junction today, where leaders urged President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to stop the assault on […]

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July, 14, 2017 DENVER—In the first offshore oil lease sale of the Trump administration, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke decided to cut royalty rates from 18.75 percent to 12.5 percent. This is the rate paid by oil companies to taxpayers in return for drilling and selling publicly owned resources. The decision comes on the […]

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

DENVER—In response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement of $185,000 in matching funds for the restoration of Antietam National Battlefield, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Deputy Director Greg Zimmerman: “Honoring military sacrifice and conserving battlefields are things that all Americans can get behind. But this publicity stunt must be taken in context: President Trump […]

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 26, 2017 Whitefish Mayor, outdoor leaders call on Interior Secretary Zinke to support and protect public lands, national monuments WHITEFISH, MT—The Center for Western Priorities launched its summer Monuments to America tour ahead of the Western Governors’ Association summer meeting. At a press briefing in Depot Park, CWP’s executive director was […]

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2017 DENVER—In a Federal Register notice released today, the Bureau of Land Management announced it would suspend key parts of a rule designed to limit methane waste from oil and gas operations on public lands. In May, the United States Senate voted against eliminating this rule. In response the Center […]

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 DENVER—Interior Secretary Zinke has recommended President Trump eliminate portions of Bears Ears National Monument. The Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala: “This is an undeniable attack on our national monuments and America’s public lands. The decision should be an easy one—more than 1 […]

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017 DENVER—As President Trump unveils his proposed 2018 budget, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:  “This budget is a shameless attack on America’s parks and public lands. From gutting one of America’s most important parks programs to increasing spending on drilling and […]

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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Zinke doubles down

At Tuesday’s budget hearing, Secretary Zinke had few answers for senators who asked about his proposed $400 million in cuts to national parks and $370 million in cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs…

June 21st, 2017

Ready to defend Bears Ears

With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommending President Trump take the unprecedented and likely illegal step of drastically shrinking the monument’s boundary, attorneys with the Native American Rights Fund are preparing to take legal action…

June 20th, 2017

Patagonia’s CEO gets ready to sue

Rose Marcario is on the offensive. The CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is preparing to lead the corporate resistance against President Trump’s anti-public lands agenda…

June 19th, 2017