Stories about public lands and the outdoors from the Center for Western Priorities

Western Priorities

The Center for Western Priorities promotes responsible policies and practices to protect the West

Aaron Weiss

Media Director | Center for Western Priorities | Twitter: @aweiss

Andre F. Miller

Center for Western Priorities | Denver, CO @WstrnPriorities

Lucy Livesay

Policy and Communications Manager | Center for Western Priorities | Denver, CO

Lauren Bogard

Director of Campaigns & Special Projects | Center for Western Priorities | Denver, CO

Latest Posts

The drilling and mining industry wish list

Trump’s Interior Department is delivering policy favors at a breakneck pace

June, in brief

What you may have missed and need to know

Conservation Leaders Discuss Outdoor Recreation, Equity and Conservation Funding

Highlights from CWP’s live podcast episode at the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver

It’s time for Congress to fund our most important parks program

After being neglected for years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund deserves long-term certainty

2019 Western States Legislative Brief

Western states took strides to promote conservation, clean energy development, and outdoor recreation

The Trump administration’s plan to increase mining in the U.S. threatens the Grand Canyon

Led by former mining lobbyist, Interior Department would strip protections, make it easier to mine sensitive public lands across the West

May, in brief

What you may have missed and need to know

The Mountain West’s top energy states saw nearly 3,000 oil and gas-related spills in 2018

In Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, oil and gas producers spilled an average of 2,694 gallons of crude oil spilled per day

How Interior’s top lawyer is paving the way to drain California’s desert and deliver millions to…

Former Koch advisor’s memo is helping greenlight a controversial project

What 2020 candidates need to know about public lands and natural resources

As the 2020 election enters full swing — with presidential, gubernatorial, congressional, and senatorial campaigns already looking to…


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