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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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Senate Confirms Trump’s Most Conflict-Ridden Cabinet Nominee to Manage America’s Public Lands
Today, after the U.S. Senate voted 56-41 to confirm Trump’s most conflict-ridden cabinet nominee, former mega-lobbyist David Bernhardt, to be the Secretary of the Interior, Western Values Project Executive Director Chris Saeger issued the following statement: “President Trump and his allies in the...
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt One Step Closer to Joining Trump’s Swamp-Filled Cabinet With Help of Key Western Senators McSally, Gardner, Daines and Heinrich
Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 14-6 to move controversial Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s nomination to a full Senate vote, setting up what is sure to be a contentious floor debate and final vote. Western Values Project’s Executive Director Chris Saeger...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Sen. Wyden Calls for Delay of David Bernhardt Committee Vote Following New Ethics Violations Investigation
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) today called on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to delay its vote on conflict-ridden Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt following a new Washington Post report confirming that the “Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General is reviewing...
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
EPA Administrator Nominee Andrew Wheeler Lobbied the Trump Administration on Bears Ears
Tomorrow, as the government shutdown continues, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler, an ex-lobbyist, previously worked for Canadian uranium company...
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Monday, November 26, 2018
Interior’s Plan to Destroy Public Records is “Unacceptable”
Today, Western Values Project (WVP) submitted a formal comment to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requesting that they not grant the Interior Department’s request to delete public records. Interior’s request comes as the department and Secretary Zinke have dragged their feet...
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