Wild Horses: “A point of paralysis”

Misguided policy, burgeoning overpopulation, overgrazing, degraded grazing lands, starvation, and endless lawsuits haunt the Bureau of Land Management wild horse program, which has recently been deemed a ‘disaster’ by citizens and politicians alike. How Bureau of Land Management policy, no matter what good intentions are at the basis of that policy, has brought the agency’s ability to deal with the disaster, to […]

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EDITORIAL: It’s time ranchers start tilting at windmills

“Just as with water, wind energy development in the West is a controversial and divisive issue. But there is a path forward and ranchers need to play a major part in addressing the issue.” Are ranchers spitting into the wind on wind energy issues? Burt Rutheford Beef Just as with water, energy development in the West has become, in some […]

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Arizona senators move to give Mojave County more control over public lands

“Local politicians and business leaders have long contended that federal ownership of land limits opportunities for private ownership and economic development in the area.”  Mohave County Federal Land Act gives BLM process to sell federally-owned land by Hubble Ray Smith Daily Miner WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, both R-Ariz., introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday […]

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Feds want ‘convoluted’ ruling against Nevada ranching family to stand

Feds urge against Supreme Court review of Hage dispute Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press The federal government is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to review its lawsuit with deceased Nevada rancher Wayne Hage, an icon of the “Sagebrush Rebellion.” Hage’s decades-long battles with federal agencies have become emblematic of the broader resistance to government management of public lands. His son, […]

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Monsanto and other globalist corporate mergers alarm farmers

Spate of agriculture mergers worry farmers, lawmakers Christopher Doering Des Moines Register “If these mergers are completed, the seed and chemical sector would be left with just four major players — including one owned by the Chinese government. Dow-DuPont, Bayer-Monsanto and ChemChina-Syngenta alone would command 80 percent of U.S. corn seed sales and 70 percent of the global pesticide market.” WASHINGTON — Farm […]

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Prosecution stumbles in ‘Oregon Standoff’ trial

Shari Dovale Redoubt News “The first was Linda Beck, a micro-biologist, that talked about how her normally messy office was very messy when she returned. Mr. Mumford, Ammon Bundy’s attorney, did get her to admit that the FBI could have made the mess in her office.” Court was back in session today for the Malheur Protest Trial in Portland. The […]

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Native Americans wary of federal encroachment, reject Bears Ears monument

Native Americans Fight Federal Land Grab  Kevin Daley Daily Caller News Foundation “I hope our people can still enjoy Bear Ears,” Holiday said. “But I fear with a monument, there will be more restrictions, and we won’t have that opportunity, especially our Indian people, our Navajo people. We are always being cut off somewhere, and we don’t really trust the […]

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Rep. McSally shines light on cartel threats to ranchers on Arizona border

Making an issue Sierra Vista Herald “What is accurate are the continuing public statements of ranchers and other rural residents who report that smuggling and cartel activity threatens their livelihood and sometimes their lives.”  U.S. Rep. Martha McSally used her incumbent “bully pulpit” to draw media attention to a long-standing complaint among ranchers in Cochise County this week. On Tuesday, […]

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PLI Bait and Switch: It’s not about protection, it’s about energy corridors

video courtesy of The Petroglyph SITLA, PLI and Energy Corridors Each state has school trust lands, which were reserved for the purpose of helping to fund public education from revenues produced through the development of those lands. Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) exists to fulfill that promise with the dual benefit of funding schools and creating jobs through encouraging local enterprise. […]

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Is Utah’s Public Lands Initiative about creating energy corridors?

Related: San Juan County violates due process with wind farm, sticks taxpayers with $250K legal bill Is PLI more about transmitting money and power via energy corridors than it is about protecting wilderness? in cooperation with The Petroglyph Utah’s Public Land Initiative (PLI), is what many consider to be a proactive measure to thwart the Presidents proposed 1.9 million acre Bears […]

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