Press Releases

Statement: White House pauses new LNG export terminals

DENVER—The Biden administration today announced it is pausing approvals of new liquified natural gas export terminals in order to review the climate, environmental, and economic costs of exporting more American fossil fuels. The Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala: “Today’s pause is a common-sense step in America’s energy […]

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Progress report: President Biden’s third year on public lands

A remarkable turnaround in just one year—but can he stick the landing? DENVER—Three quarters of the way through his first term in office, the Center for Western Priorities is taking stock of President Joe Biden’s public lands legacy in a new progress report. We didn’t pull any punches in last year’s report. One year later, we’re pleased to report […]

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STATEMENT: Senate considers two drastically different approaches to hardrock mining

Denver—Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining will hear testimony on two bills that would significantly alter how hardrock mining occurs and is regulated on our public lands: the Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act, a long overdue update of the nation’s mining laws which would bring hardrock […]

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Statement on Wyoming Land Board action regarding Grand Teton parcel

“It’s up to the governor and legislature to ensure this land remains in public hands forever.”

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New analysis: 88% of public comments support Interior department plan to protect Alaska’s North Slope

88 percent of comments encouraged the BLM to adopt the new regulations as written or further limit oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.

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STATEMENT on upcoming Senate committee meeting on land protection bills

Congress continues to consider same bills without taking action DENVER—Tomorrow, Thursday November 16, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee will hold a business meeting to consider pending legislation. Many of the bills being considered are land protection bills, some of which have been considered many times in previous years but have repeatedly died due to gridlock […]

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