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Coal mines helped improve West Virginia water supplies

August 22, 2017 0

The Tribune reported the “crash of the coal mining industry in southern West Virginia has left hundreds of residents in charge of their own small water systems – some of which date to the Civil War.” Michael Bastasch Daily Caller…

Western leaders applaud Interior’s rollback of Obama-era methane rule

August 9, 2017 1

“[T]he BLM believes that the 2015 final rule unnecessarily burdens industry with compliance costs and information requirements that are duplicative of regulatory programs of many states and some tribes,” agency officials wrote. “As a result, we are proposing to rescind, in…

House legislation streamlines permit process for improvements on public lands

August 8, 2017 1

...the bill includes provisions that would authorize the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to enter into cooperative agreements with private parties to promote the role of volunteers in trail maintenance. American Horse Council Congress…

Scandalous EPA coverup of Gold King Mine spill ‘cannot be ignored’

August 6, 2017 2

Thanks to photos taken the day before and the day of the disaster, we now know the workers had excavated the entire plug and then reburied it. So obviously they knew exactly where the plug was, how large it was,…

Ranching

Canadian Ranchers outraged by ‘massive loss of livestock’ from controlled burn gone wrong

August 10, 2017 0

“It just went unbelievably wrong,” said Nyman in the release. “The wind was blowing hard out of the northeast, and they were trying to burn to the northeast. I don’t know what kind of magic they thought was going to…

Ten years ago, this Idaho rancher stood up to the feds, and won

July 25, 2017 2

Like most Western ranch companies, Joyce runs cattle on federal lands along with its own. That has led to conflicts. Paul Nettleton took the federal government to court 10 years ago and won, protecting ranchers’ water rights in a ruling…

Dassinger Ranch: The human story behind the headlines

July 22, 2017 3

We did not want the animals to be taken at all, but if they were going to, we wanted it to be as smooth as it could be. We put all the stallions and geldings in together so they wouldn’t…

Idaho ranch research suggests grazing improves sage grouse habitat

June 11, 2017 0

“Through using grazing as a tool, we can improve sage grouse habitat — not just coexist, but improve it,” Prescott said. John O'Connell Capital Press Research ranch seeks balance between conservation, grazing HAILEY, Idaho — During his years as executive…

Land Disputes

Bundy Ranch Retrial: Guilty with no presumption of innocence

August 22, 2017 1

The known pictures and videos of Officer Burke show her smiling and looking confident during the April 2014 event; not sobbing uncontrollably. (However, defendants were not allowed to introduce these pictures.) Bunkerville Retrial – Innocence is Irrelevant Judge’s rulings impose the…

Mining Rights group asks officials to look into USFS bullying, fraud

August 19, 2017 1

The entire premise of Ms. Probert’s restricting the dredges on that river are based on a forged letter, as stated on the record by Ranger Nevius. Who forged the letter and why did this bombshell statement not stop the process? …

Zinke, Congress gradually shifting paradigm of public lands stewardship

August 15, 2017 0

A 13-page memorandum to the Budget Committee this year contains his case for the proposed "paradigm shift" as well as calling for $50 million to facilitate conveyances of federal land to state, local and tribal governments. Bartholomew D. Sullivan USA…

A history of USFS malfeasance in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

August 11, 2017 0

These structure fires occurred during the same time period that five cabins at Cabin Creek were 'accidentally' burned to the ground. In this instance, the rangers reported they were "burning garbage" when the flames suddenly got away from them. There…