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Zinke’s Interior upends Obama era anti-domestic energy policies

November 24, 2017 0

The Department of Interior announced it is rescinding a policy implemented under former President Barack Obama placing large areas of public lands off limits for consideration of oil and gas leasing and development. Heartland Institute H. Sterling Burnett As part…

Environmentalist-driven policies are destroying forests, agricultural lands

October 25, 2017 0

“Time and again, we see vivid boundaries between the young, healthy, growing forests managed by state, local, and private landholders, and the choked, dying, or burned federal forests,” McClintock said. “The laws of the past 45 years have not only…

Congress works to expand public lands access for hunting, fishing, outdoor shooting

September 26, 2017 1

Part of the effort to expand access to public lands is reforming the Equal Access to Justice Act, which is addressed in the current legislation. The Equal Access to Justice Act has been widely abused in recent years by radical…

Conservation efforts need more private property rights, less politics

September 12, 2017 0

"...embracing private property rights, as free market environmentalists have long advocated, can provide real, permanent conservation. Buying sensitive habitats, procuring conservation easements and giving landowners financial incentives to be better stewards insulate conservation from shifting political winds. It also encourages…

Ranching

Innovative bird conservation program brings economic benefits to ranchers

November 4, 2017 0

The goal is a profitable program for cattle ranchers, but one that also helps reverse steep population declines during the past half century by grassland birds, such as bobwhite quail. STL News KANSAS CITY, MO/November 4, 2017 (STL.News) – The…

R-CALF calls for restoring free market competition to cattle industry

November 2, 2017 0

Bullard charged that the industry silently allowed policies that disfavor independent cattle ranchers in the beef supply chain to be established, by not requiring enforcement of antitrust laws or the Packers and Stockyards Act, designed to protect competition and competitors.…

California ranchers forced to relocate cattle due to wolf predation

November 1, 2017 0

"The Department of Fish and Wildlife, the folks that are working with the wolves, are not livestock people. They claim that they've got tools and ideas and things that work with livestock, but not if you love your cattle, not…

Federal court rebukes enviro claim that grazing harms bull trout

October 11, 2017 0

Declining populations of threatened bull trout along two rivers in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest were not caused by grazing authorizations, a federal judge has ruled. Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press Judge: Grazing not to blame for bull trout decline. Environmentalists have…

Land Disputes

Flashback 1998: Ecoterrorists attack ranches across the West

November 19, 2017 0

Then the BLM kept taking us off earlier in the spring. We had a cabin that we'd bought with the range, another where Silver Falls Canyon came in from the Circle Cliffs. In 1988 somebody decided they wanted the ranchers…

Insiders mull what revisions Trump will make to massive Utah monuments

November 16, 2017 0

That law passed by Congress gives U.S. presidents the authority to designate or set aside land as monuments to protect objects of historic, cultural or scientific interest in the smallest area "compatible" with their care and management. The abrupt 1996…

Feds must turn over ‘lost’ video evidence of armed officers from Bundy Ranch

November 9, 2017 0

Defense lawyers said they learned for the first time on Tuesday of two federal officers dressed in camouflage and armed with AR-15 rifles posted outside the Bundy residence at night before the April 12, 2014 standoff. That information was contained…

Utah Navajos say monument designations not needed to protect sites

November 8, 2017 0

In Utah’s San Juan County and nearby reservations, residents say their dissenting voices were ignored in the designation process for the area, a canyon region of red rocks named for two towering buttes called the Bears Ears. Locals are concerned…