RESPONSE to leak of White House national monuments review

Written by on Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Secretary Zinke tried to toss the White House a political hot potato....

STATEMENT on the Interior Department’s new Royalty Policy Committee

Written by on Friday, September 1st, 2017

"This committee is hand-picked to give oil, gas, and coal companies what they want while ripping off taxpayers. "...

Statement on the 101st Anniversary of the National Park Service

Written by on Friday, August 25th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2017 DENVER—As the National Park Service celebrates its 101st birthday today, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Advocacy Director Jesse Prentice-Dunn: “It is the height of hypocrisy...

Response to the Interior Department’s refusal to release Secretary Zinke’s national monument report

Written by on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2017 DENVER—In response to the Department of Interior’s announcement that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the White House will not release the full results of Zinke’s national monuments review, only a detail-free...

RESPONSE to Interior Secretary Zinke’s national monument announcement

Written by on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2017 DENVER—In response to Interior Secretary Zinke’s announcement that he is asking President Trump to shrink several national monuments, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:...

STATEMENT on Interior Secretary Zinke’s Pardon of Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument

Written by on Friday, August 4th, 2017

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

New Data-Driven Website Reveals How Oil and Gas Companies Influence Energy Development on America’s Public Lands

Written by on Thursday, August 3rd, 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...

Center for Western Priorities launches new TV ad targeting Ryan Zinke: “The West is calling.”

Written by on Tuesday, August 1st, 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...

STATEMENT on Secretary Ryan Zinke’s threats to Senator Lisa Murkowski

Written by on Thursday, July 27th, 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 on Senate Confirmation of David Bernhardt as Deputy Interior Secretary

Written by on Monday, July 24th, 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...

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@SecretaryZinke rocked moccasins to celebrate native cultures. But tribes are focused on his plans to rock Bears Ears, via @bydarrylfears @eilperin
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