Pacific Legal Foundation: BLM fracking rule is bureaucrats run amok

Should unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats have free rein to regulate whatever they please? PLF argues “no,” in an amicus brief supporting four states, industry groups, and an Indian tribe in their challenge to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) unlawful fracking regulation. It purports to regulate all fracking on federal lands based on the potential impacts of fracking to underground drinking […]

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Native tribes divided, impoverished, yet Administration touts ‘progress’

“Photo ops with tribal children in native dress, pleasant pronouncements, and end-of-term self-congratulatory press releases, cannot hide the fact that federal nanny-statism along with Obama’s confiscatory federal land policies have made poverty, division, and disenfranchisement within Native American communities much worse.” On September 26, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a press release announcing the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference with the […]

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Did federal informant’s tip result in killing of rancher LaVoy Finicum?

Court Documents Expose Mark McConnell as a Government Informant against Oregon Occupiers Tim Brown Freedom Outpost Court documents now prove that Mark McConnell, the man who was allegedly arrested the day LaVoy Finicum was murdered and claimed he was not an informant, was a government informant. Oregon Live reported: Mark McConnell, the driver of the Jeep that Ammon Bundy was […]

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COMMENTARY: Feds now control most of the West. Do they want it all?

“According to an internal, 21-page Obama administration memo, 17 energy-rich areas in 11 states have been targeted as potential federal “monuments.” The lives of coyotes, deer and prairie dogs would be elevated above states’ needs to generate jobs, tourism business and energy solutions.” Michelle Malkin First published in 2014 Have you heard of the “Great Outdoors Initiative”? Chances are, you […]

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Stolen Land and Broken Promises: Is the plight of Native Americans a harbinger for ranchers?

“If you sometimes wonder what the future holds for Western ranchers — AND OTHERS — take a close look at conditions on most American Indian reservations today.” Chris Misita of Redoubt News From Rangefire “If they want the land, they just take it through eminent domain, blight, confiscation, radical environmentalism. We basically get the privilege of occupying the property until our […]

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Bears Ears monument designation will ‘destroy livelihoods, cultures’ of Utah tribes

“Mr. Long and many members of the local Navajo, Ute and Paiute tribes say that the designation would destroy their livelihood and their culture. Most of the land included in the plan is owned by the federal government and controlled by the Bureau of Land Management. But today farmers can grow crops and graze cattle in Bears Ears. There’s some […]

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Ammon Bundy’s former attorney releases real-life crime novel

The true story of UFC fighter veteran Gerald “The Finishing Machine” Strebendt, who in 2014 shot and killed an unarmed man after a minor traffic accident. Police called it road rage. From the Facebook page of Arnold Law Firm BOOK DESCRIPTION: The true story of UFC fighter veteran Gerald “The Finishing Machine” Strebendt, who in 2014 shot and killed an unarmed […]

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VIDEO: Western states’ inequality by the numbers

“If you are not from one of the Western states, you need to understand what that means. That’s all land that’s off the local tax rolls.  It’s land that carries increasingly severe restrictions on public use and access, which means it’s generating very little economic activity to these regions.  And often, federal ownership means that federal land use policies are […]

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Ranchers benefit sage grouse with healthy rangelands, wildfire mitigation

 When ranchers implement conservation practices that benefit sage grouse, those practices also benefit 350-plus sagebrush-dependent species. Natural Resources Conservation Service Utah rancher Bill Kennedy worked with NRCS through SGI to improve his working rangelands for sage grouse and livestock. Photo by Jesse Bussard. This past April, we woke up at 3 a.m. and made our way to a blind amid […]

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