Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante at top of Zinke monuments review

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday there’s “no doubt” he is visiting Utah to talk to people about the controversial Bears Ears National Monument designation, which he said lays at the heart of a 45-day interim review President Donald S. Trump is ordering on monuments. Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday […]

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Texas landowners win victory against Obama-era BLM land grabs

“It was our contention all along that the BLM’s surveys were conducted improperly and unlawfully,” Paxton said in a statement. “We will vigilantly defend Texas’ border from federal overreach.” David Lee Courthouse News Service Texans applaud suspension of U.S. land surveys WICHITA FALLS, Texas (CN) – Texas landowners cheered Friday for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s halting of controversial […]

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Antiquities Act, unilateral monuments in crosshairs of Western conservative lawmakers

Bears Ears has already gained national attention as a battleground between former President Barack Obama’s focus on environmental protection and locals who oppose more federal restrictions on land use. But some Republicans have their eye on a much broader rollback of the president’s authority to establish monuments. Jack Fitzpatrick Morning Consult Conservative lawmakers from Western states believe they have a rare […]

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Bears Ears sold on the myth of tribal co-management

The Navajo Nation Aneth chapter, one of the chapters closest to the monument, rejected the proposal. Many Native Americans have stood up against this designation from the beginning. They have already lived through too many broken government promises and witnessed the results. Kara Laws SaveBearsEars.com Directly from the Presidential Proclamation that created the Bears Ears National Monument, “Nothing in this […]

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Top 7 reasons Trump EPA cuts are good for America

So much for “protecting public health,” ensuring “environmental justice,” and safeguarding our most “vulnerable communities.” It’s as if we’ve come full circle, and now need to be protected from the EPA. In truth, that goes all the way back to the agency’s first administrator, William Ruckelshaus, who ignored his own scientists, banned DDT, and sentenced tens of millions of Africans and […]

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Angus McIntosh responds to PLC: Its time to Drain the Swamp on the “Public Lands”

By the time Trent was finished questioning Ethan Lane, he had backpedaled to the point where he said he agreed with 95% of what I have been teaching ranchers in my seminars for the past 16 years. by Angus McIntosh, PhD  Executive Director, Range Allotment Owners Association Recently the Range Allotment Owners Association (RAO), an association of Western ranchers who […]

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Utah ranchers pushed off public lands by restrictive federal parks, monuments

Just like humans, cattle have a personal bubble – a flight zone. Phillips can prove this to many a camper after trying to move cattle to corrals and finding a camp set up. He has also had cattle spook after hikers appear adventuring through the back country. “They ruined it by making it a monument,” Phillips says. “There are so […]

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Judge: Nevada Rancher’s Son Must Pay $587K, Remove Cattle

March 3, 2017 Associated Press reports: A Nevada rancher whose father led a decades-long fight with the U.S. government over grazing and property rights has been ordered to pay $587,000 and remove any livestock he has on federal lands by the end of the month. Wayne N. Hage is the son of cattleman and longtime Sagebrush Rebellion figure Wayne Hage, […]

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On day one, Zinke reverses Obama anti-hunting ammo ban

President Barack Obama’s Fish and Wildlife Service had issued the lead ban on Jan. 19, one day before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, to protect birds and fish from lead poisoning. The move was met with sharp criticism from the National Rifle Association (NRA), which called it Obama’s “final assault on gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.” Valerie Volcovici Reuters […]

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Why Trump’s termination of WOTUS is good for America

The Clean Water Act itself makes it expressly clear that states are supposed to play a leading role when it comes to water policy. The WOTUS rule ignores this. Both the federal government and states are supposed to work together to make this happen. States are in a far better position to address the unique environmental needs of their waters […]

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