Greens vs Greens: Oregon wind project loses battle with sage grouse

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management had approved the project, and Harney County granted a key permit. But environmental groups, including the Oregon Natural Desert Association and the Audubon Society of Portland, challenged the BLM’s environmental review of the project. It needed the environmental review partly because the transmission line’s right of way would cross public lands. OregonLive/AP A federal […]

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Corporate enviros terrified that abusive Antiquities Act land grabs might end

“Like you, we care deeply for our public lands and have genuine concerns about presidents meddling with millions of acres. We see more losers than winners when a president with a phone and a pen is making unilateral decisions, far removed from the land and people who call these places home.” Op-ed by Matthew Anderson The Deseret News Reforming the […]

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Homeland Security warns of ‘eco-terrorism’ by protesters of new Diamond pipeline

Just months removed from the violence and attacks on police by environmental extremists fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, state and federal officials are warning of similar, potentially catastrophic, attacks against another new pipeline between Oklahoma and Tennessee that enters service in the fall. Paul Bedard Washington Examiner Warnings of eco-terrorism, ‘mass casualties’ at new Okla-Tenn oil pipeline Just months removed […]

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‘Old broad’ enviro faces criminal charges in Utah for endangering cattle

Chilcoat has been affiliated with Great Old Broads for Wilderness since 2001 and is a founding board member of Friends of Cedar Mesa, another environmental organization. She was charged with trespassing on state trust lands involving an animal enterprise, a class A misdemeanor, and giving false personal information to a peace officer…   Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Grazing tension […]

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Local View: Recapture Canyon NOT reopened, Zinke hiding behind ‘PR smokescreen’

The problem is that none of the trails shown on the map were part of the Recapture emergency closure in 2007. Matter of fact these roads and trails have never been closed. So what did the citizens of San Juan County get out of this so called good news? Not one thing we didn’t already have. Monte Wells The Petroglyph […]

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Washington lawmakers approve law protecting ranchers from wolf-obsessed extremists

Ranchers along with state and local officials reported being harassed and receiving death threats from people angry with the shooting of seven wolves in the Profanity Peak pack. No suspects were identified or arrested. Don Jenkins Capital Press Washington lawmakers seek to shield wolf-plagued ranchers from threats OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate and House have approved legislation to withhold records […]

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Radical anti-fracking groups use kids as ruse to sue Colorado energy regulators

The media has described the petitioners in the case, aged 13 to 16, as “a group of teenagers,” “six underage plaintiffs,” “some Colorado children.” “Colorado Appeals Court Sides With Teens Seeking to Block Fracking,” Bloomberg BNA reports. “The kids win in court,” the Daily Camera headlined its editorial. Aileen Yeung Energy In-Depth National ‘Ban Fracking’ Activist Groups Hide Behind Kids in Oil and Gas Lawsuit In what the […]

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Zinke reopens Recapture Canyon, site of 2014 public access showdown

“Recreation on public lands is a big part of what we do at the Interior Department and the BLM, but for many persons with disabilities or for people who just don’t get around like they used to, our public lands aren’t accessible without motorized vehicles. Allowing ATVs and other vehicles in Recapture Canyon will open up opportunities for people to […]

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Zinke’s bumbling gives ‘eco-obstructionists’ leverage over resource development

Whatever the reason, Trump’s Interior Department opened a real can of worms when it let the Obama Administration’s last-minute endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee (RPB) take effect March 21 – exactly 60 days after President Trump issued his regulatory Executive Order. Paul Dreissen Watt’s Up With That? Off to a bumbling start at Interior Was it because […]

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‘Equal Access to Justice Act’ is an open door to environmentalist tyranny

“…over a decade, eight environmental groups filed more than 3,300 cases in federal district courts across the country. In the last two years of the Bush Administration, seven groups filed 253 lawsuits; in the first two years of the Obama Administration, those groups filed 525 lawsuits…It is not only the sum; also outrageous is the hourly rate granted to environmental […]

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