House Dems vote to keep ‘boot heel’ of Revenue Dept. on necks of Colorado land owners

It is an article of faith that Democrats in the Colorado Capitol care nothing for the state’s farmers and ranchers, and the big-city liberals on the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee have proven that yet again. That committee voted last week, strictly along party lines, to reject yet another attempt to remove the Colorado Department of Revenue’s boot […]

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Fact checking Utah’s corporate environmentalist exit

…the governor won’t be hurt. The Legislature won’t be hurt. The congressional delegation won’t be hurt.  In fact, they’ll be liberated. No longer will they have to tiptoe around, worrying about offending these tender souls who can’t win politically or in the court of public opinion, so they resort to boycotts and economic intimidation – that ultimately will not work. […]

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Oregon lawmakers step up to consider state authority over lands

Wilson and other rural Republicans pointed out that their districts are overwhelmingly composed of federal land. They said cutbacks in logging due to overregulation had limited their counties’ ability to fund basic services or protect against catastrophic wildfires. “We used to have a vibrant economy, with good wages and good places to work,” Esquivel said. “So much of that has been shut […]

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With timber communities at risk, Oregon counties fight Cascade-Siskiyou expansion

The association sued President Donald Trump, the United States, Acting Secretary of the Interior Kevin Haugrud and the Bureau of Land Management. It asks the court to declare Obama’s executive order illegal under the O&C Act and directing most of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument to be managed again as O&C Lands, rather than as a national monument. Karina Brown Courthouse […]

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When Marcus Mumford earned his ‘silver bracelets’

Was he confrontational? Did he attack someone in the courtroom? No, and no. Mumford’s ‘crime’ was to exercise his God-given right to speak in a public courtroom in behalf of the rights of his defendants who were, moments earlier, found not guilty in the course of due process. Apparently Federal District Judge, Anna J. Brown, who presides over the case, has not […]

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Nevada, Oregon Bundy trials marred by bumbling prosecutors, tainted witnesses

U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown already has issued orders for occupation leaders Ammon Bundy, who was acquitted of all charges, and Ryan Payne, who has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, to be flown from Nevada to Oregon to testify for the defense. The defendants’ request for Santilli was filed on Sunday, after defendants learned that Cooper, who pleaded guilty to […]

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Too Big: Effort to shrink Grand Staircase/Escalante NM gets bi-partisan support

At 1.88 million acres, Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is larger than the combined footprints of the state’s “Mighty 5” national parks and Cedar Breaks National Monument. That’s too big, according to a resolution approved Wednesday by the Utah Senate after passage last week in the House. HCR12 calls on Utah’s federal delegation to support a reduction or modification of the […]

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Fed agencies not held to account for environmental destruction, wildfires

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer told me that immediately after the Canyon fire, local loggers organized and went into the burned area to retrieve any and all useful logs. The logs were hauled to a local mill so some consumptive use of the resources could be achieved. The masterminds at the federal government shut them down upon discovery, thereby wasting […]

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A monument to ‘presidential vanity,’ it’s time to rescind Bears Ears

Even modern progressives must admit that such monuments to presidential vanity are a bad thing. Like many Progressive Era policies, the Antiquities Act is predicated on the notion that the expert judgement of Washington, D.C. is superior to that of local communities. Its defenders in this case have expressed contempt for Utah’s desire to choose its own land policies. Shawn […]

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Hypocritical greens leave environmental disaster at Standing Rock

I’m not sure what all of this is supposed to mean. That leftists and litterbugs go together? That so-called environmentalists are actually hypocrites willing to destroy the environment in order to make a point? That we live in such a prosperous society that people who style themselves oppressed victims can think nothing of abandoning valuable items such as sleeping bags […]

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