Western Values Project

Western Values Project brings accountability to the national conversation about Western public lands and national parks conservation – a space too often dominated by industry lobbyists and their allies in government.

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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
How Much Will the Trump Administration Give Away to Big Oil?
Big Oil has propped up the Trump administration to the tune of nearly $9 million in donations and now they want a return on their investment. How big and how many environmental rollbacks will be done to shore up the financially unsustainable industry remains a question. “Weeks ago, while the Trump...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Trump’s Border Wall Construction Helps Cronies, Hurts Public Lands and Native American Cultural Resources
Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding an oversight hearing on President Trump’s border wall construction, which is destroying Native American sacred sites. Western Values Project (WVP) — an Accountable.US project based...
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Trump Visit Comes as Administration's Corruption Plagues Colorado Public Lands
When President Donald Trump makes a campaign stop today in Colorado Springs, he is likely to brag about how much he has helped Coloradans. But a recent report from Western Values Project (WVP) — an Accountable.US project based in Montana, defending America’s public lands — found just the opposite...
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
With Subpoena Power Granted, Interior’s Culture of Corruption Poised to Face Tough Questions
Today, with Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s Department consistently embroiled in conflicts of interest and questionable ethical conduct, the House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC) granted Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) the power to subpoena Interior in order to force the agency to turn over...
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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
State of The Union Expectations: Trump Greenwashing and Gaslighting
Amidst historic rollbacks to America’s public lands protections and the gutting of environmental, clean water, and wildlife protections, President Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union (SOTU) tonight. The president’s address will no doubt be a bold attempt to greenwash a disastrous public...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Utah: Tax Dollars Fund Anti-Public Lands Group, Research Released Highlighting Influence
With the start of Utah’s state legislative session kicking into gear, Western Values Project (WVP)—an Accountable.US project based in Montana, defending America’s public lands—is making public their in-depth research concerning special interest monied influence on Utah’s and other Western states’...
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Monday, January 27, 2020
New Research: Interior Secretary Behind Dismantling Of America’s Bedrock Environmental Law
The architect behind the Trump administration’s recent drastic changes to America’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is former mega-lobbyist for extractive corporations turned-Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, new research from Western Values Project shows...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Trump Gifts Interior Secretary Bernhardt Long-Desired Rollbacks to America’s Bedrock Environmental Law
Today, the Trump administration released drastic rollbacks to America’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Interior Secretary Bernhardt has long-pushed for gutting NEPA, and it seems President Trump and the White House have fulfilled the former mega-lobbyists...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Top Interior Official Violated Federal Ethics Rules
Western Values Project’s Deputy Director Jayson O’Neill issued the following statement in response to an Interior Inspector General’s investigation that found that the department’s Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech violated federal ethics rules. “The Trump...
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Monday, December 09, 2019
Watchdog Launches Mobile Billboard Highlighting Washington D.C.’s Most Corrupt Duo
Today, Montana-based public lands watchdog Western Values Project launched a mobile billboard titled ‘Corrupt and Corrupter’ showcasing Washington D.C.’s most corrupt duo: President Donald J. Trump and Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt. The billboard specifically highlights how Sec. Bernhardt...
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