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

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

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