Judge caves to Montana enviro group, halts logging operation

The trees have gotten so dense that they are crowding out other plant life as well as creating the potential for an explosive crown fire, the agency explained. A final environmental impact statement for the project was issued in April 2015. Judge halts red lodge logging proposal A federal judge has granted a Montana environmental group’s request for a preliminary […]

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Wyoming mulls rules to address rising livestock kills, wildlife poaching

Moline said, now when people are caught killing livestock they are fined and must pay the rancher the market value of the animal. At the meeting, the agency agreed that restitution costs should be more punishing. With the new policy, poachers would be required to pay four times the cost of the animal’s market value instead. New policies hope to decrease trespassing […]

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States proven to be best managers and protectors of public lands

This Washington-centric approach to management stifles creative, collaborative solutions to competing interests that could be resolved at local, state, or regional levels without the added baggage of national political battles and federal regulatory processes. While states and local communities may not always make perfect decisions, the best environmental policies are site-specific and situation-specific and emanate from liberty. Excerpts from Daily […]

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How collectivism nearly killed the Pilgrims, and still keeps Native Americans in poverty

No group in America has been more “helped” and “managed” by the federal government than Indians. Because of that, no group has done worse. Homes on reservations are likely to lack electricity and indoor plumbing. There is serious alcoholism and drug abuse. A staggering number of American Indians are unemployed. Many commit suicide. Thanksgiving Tragedy: Property rights saved the Pilgrims […]

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Border ranchers besieged by wildfires set by illegals seek relief in Trump policies

There have been five wildfires on ZZ Cattle Corporation’s sprawling ranch in 2016, Bell said, the most they’ve had since 2011 when more than a dozen fires tore through. Bell suspects many of these fires, including one that charred a few acres last week, were sparked by people crossing the border illegally. Ranchers hope border security under Trump leads to […]

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Federal Lands Freedom Act will set off American energy renaissance

Allowing states to regulate the energy resources on federal lands means more efficient and accountable management. States share the cost of the maintenance of federal lands and have regulatory structures to manage federal lands within their boundaries. Excerpts from Daily Signal The Federal Land Freedom Act: Empowering States to Regulate Energy Will Yield Better Economic and Environmental Results The United […]

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Grassroots movement in SE Utah defies Obama monuments agenda

The proposal to make Bears Ears a national monument has created divisions throughout the state of Utah. But in San Juan County, residents of all backgrounds are taking a stand to oppose the monument designation. While support for a monument has received national media coverage, residents in small towns including Blanding, Bluff and Monticello have started their own grassroots movement to […]

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EDITORIAL: Obama cancellation of Colorado leases a ‘mockery’ of property rights

Secretary Jewell chose to put partisan politics over people.  Governor Hickenlooper began his comments at the press conference as a “celebration of balance.” The taking of property rights is not an event to be celebrated and is not a victory for balance.  The taking of private property rights is an erosion of our fundamental freedoms as Americans and it is […]

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Utah Lands office intervenes in heated disputes between ranchers, feds

Johnson said those who believe in multiple use of the land need to stick together, or else be picked off “one by one,” by nongovernmental organizations opposed to public grazing. LAYTON — Redge Johnson said there is no reason to believe that another 150 years of grazing can’t continue on Utah’s public lands if people are willing to work out […]

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Movement gains traction to pardon Oregon ranchers

The official petition was posted on the We the People website Saturday. It has until December 19 to get 100,000 digital signatures to guarantee an official response from the White House. Trump urged to pardon Oregon ranchers who sparked Malheur standoff Supporters of the father and son ranchers whose case led to a protracted armed standoff earlier this year have started a petition on the […]

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