Taxpayers Lose Big if Congress Lifts Oil Export Ban and Ignores Antiquated Royalty Rates

Written by on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

American taxpayers could lose more than $500 million over the next decade if Congress lifts the crude oil export ban and ignores outdated royalty rates....

Friendly Fire: Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Stalled Wildfire Funding Solution

Written by on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

CWP analysis finds the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act has more bipartisan support than any natural resources bill before Congress....

REPORT: Modernizing Oil and Gas Rental Rates on Public Lands Would Win Taxpayers an Additional $56 Million Annually

Written by on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Report coincides with release of Congressional letter to the Department of the Interior calling for the modernization of rentals and royalties on federal public lands. DENVER – A new report released this morning by the Center...

RELEASE: Interactive Map Plots Over 13,600 Oil and Natural Gas Spills in Colorado and New Mexico

Written by on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

New map shows over 13,000 oil and gas spills in Colorado and New Mexico....

Languishing Lands: Conservation Bills Stalled in Congress

Written by on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

A report that sheds light on record-setting delays to bipartisan land conservation bills in Congress....

Secretary Jewell’s Year of Action: Her Predecessors and a Path Forward

Written by on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A report that examines the policy accomplishments of recent Interior Secretaries and suggests how Secretary Sally Jewell can achieve a conservation legacy....

Center for Western Priorities Launches Colorado Monthly Spill Tracker

Written by on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

New spill tracker created by the Center for Western Priorities uses state data to show how spills from oil and gas drilling put Colorado's water at risk. ...

Landlocked: Measuring Public Land Access in the West

Written by on Monday, November 25th, 2013

More than four million acres of public lands in the West are inaccessible to the public as a result of land ownership patterns, absent entry points, and a failure to remove barriers to entry....

Flawed Industry Analysis Drastically Overstates Cost of Proposed Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

Written by on Monday, July 29th, 2013

The Western Energy Alliance (WEA) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) have released a faulty analysis of the proposed Department of the Interior (DOI) hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rule that overestimates the annual cost...

The Need For Balance: Put Conservation on Equal Ground

Written by on Monday, June 24th, 2013

The time is now for the Obama administration and Congress to put our precious public lands on Equal Ground with oil and gas drilling. By stepping up and permanently protecting more land, we can create...

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States step up to lead on conservation and public lands policy in the Trump era

At a time when Westerners are feeling less than confident about the federal government’s commitment to respecting and protecting our...

October 17th, 2017

Oh, the places Secretary Ryan Zinke will go (for political fundraisers and speeches)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has been all over the news in recent weeks — and it hasn’t been the kind...

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Anti-park congressman introduces “No New Parks” bill

Congressman Bishop’s attack on the Antiquities Act is not a serious piece of legislation. It’s a manifesto put forward by...

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