POWDER KEG: 102 million dead trees on Forest Service lands in California

The majority of the 102 million dead trees are located in ten counties in the southern and central Sierra Nevada region. The Forest Service also identified increasing mortality in the northern part of the state, including Siskiyou, Modoc, Plumas and Lassen counties.  New Aerial Survey Identifies More Than 100 Million Dead Trees in California USDA Office of Communications VALLEJO, CALIF., […]

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Overzealous federal efforts to ‘protect’ lands are counterproductive

In our desperation to save our treasures while something remains to be saved, we on the protectionist side have repeatedly done an end run around the local populations who are most powerfully positioned to protect the land or abuse it. We have avoided the hard, slow, complicated slog of cultivating the hearts and minds of country pragmatists who still have […]

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Cruel Winds: Shocking data on slaughter of birds, bats by wind turbines

‘Green’ hypocrisy is the new ‘black’. The pointless slaughter of millions of birds and bats by wind turbines, all over the globe is just another ‘inconvenient truth’ for the wind cultist. Pointless Carnage Mounts: Wind Farms Guilty of Mass British Bat Slaughter ‘Green’ hypocrisy is the new ‘black’. The pointless slaughter of millions of birds and bats by wind turbines, all over the globe is just another ‘inconvenient truth’ […]

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“Celebrities, political activists, anti-oil extremists” whip up DAPL protests

The recent vandalization of graves in a Bismarck cemetery and the unconscionable graffiti marking on the North Dakota column at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., are examples of how the protesters’ actions do not match their claims of peaceful demonstration. The Facts About the Dakota Access Pipeline That Protesters Don’t Want You to Know For more than […]

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Bundys acquitted in Oregon, face Nevada trial

Defense attorney Jesse Merrithew told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday that the larger jury pool is needed because the acquittals of seven other defendants will make it harder to seat an impartial jury. PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan, are back in federal custody in Nevada ahead of a February trial on charges […]

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Top 10 myths about wild horses in the West

Horses have a greater impact on rangeland vegetation than other ungulates because of their anatomy and foraging habits. Horses can consume 1.25 times the amount of forage than a cow of equivalent mass. Myths and Facts 1. Myth Equids evolved in the United States; therefore the current populations of horses in the United States are native. Fact The horses seen […]

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Southeastern Utah Navajo overwhelmingly oppose Bears Ears Monument

Massive tracts of land being declared National Monuments violates the very Antiquities Act used to enact them as they are to be “confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.” What object is being protected that requires a landmass larger than Delaware to protect it? The Act was never intended as […]

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House Energy Subcommittee hears bill giving states control over energy development

“Rather than continuing to allow faceless bureaucrats in DC to determine what is best for both western and eastern states under a one-size-fits-all regulatory approach, [the bill] will ensure states regulate natural resource production in state-specific strategies that promote both economic development and environmental protection.” Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) CO Federal Lands Freedom Act Empowers State Energy Development WASHINGTON, D.C., […]

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Colorado rejects anti-fracking agenda, activists descend on Boulder en masse

One ban fracking activist is affiliated with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), a group that has boasted that bankrupting a community as a result of a fracking ban “might be exactly what is needed.” With the campaign to ban fracking in Colorado failing every step of the way, anti-fracking activists have retreated to Boulder, where they descended on a County Commissioners’ hearing to […]

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Obama exploits Native tribes to further extreme environmental agenda

When tribal leaders question or disapprove of a potential energy development project, they are lauded and portrayed as victims of greedy corporations and environmental plunderers. But when Tribal governments approve of a project which does not fit the Administration’s radical environmental agenda, their input is largely ignored. As mainstream media stubbornly promote the fiction that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters are all members of […]

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