Representatives of the Range: Who are RAO and PLC?

“I had a sad experience with my ranch, not knowing my rights. I trusted the federal employees, but they completely deceived us. This federal deception continues. The accrued cost of their actions has cost the people in our common allotment millions of dollars. Example, the last bill I sent BLM was over $800,000; and that was about two years ago.” […]

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Cliven Bundy’s right to speedy trial violated by federal judge, says lawyer

“It is the United States’ obligation to provide innocent citizens accused of crimes a speedy trial,” Whipple wrote. “As such, the United States cannot extend time before trial due to alleged logistical problems it itself is creating.” Whipple requested a trial date of no later than June 5. Jenny Wilson Las Vegas Review-Journal A lawyer representing Cliven Bundy has accused […]

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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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KNRC: Empowering counties to take on ‘conservation easement’ land grabs

Typical CE transactions result in a 30% to 100% assessed devaluation, a decrease not confined only to CE-burdened lands: the devaluations can spill to neighboring, non-participating landholders, reducing their property values as well. by Marjorie Haun Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is a relatively new organization with a timeless mission: KNRC Mission Statement – The Kansas Natural Resource Coalition (KNRC) […]

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Progressive Oregon governor to slash rural predator control program

The 27 wildlife specialists in the state respond to hundreds of service requests each year. Some calls stem from public safety concerns, others from property damage. They chase away, trap or kill animals in every corner of the state: from packrats in sheds, to skunks under porches, to cougars, coyotes or bears that threaten livestock or people. Andrew Theen Oregonian/Oregon […]

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Bills to transfer federal control of lands to local stewardship progress through Congress

“Sadly, these bills are necessary because the federal government has not recently been that good neighbor, and ideological zealots in our land management agencies have been obstructing vital local infrastructure projects and running roughshod over the wishes and jurisdictions of local communities…” ~House Natural Resources Chair, Tom McClintock~   by Marjorie Haun The transfer of tracts of federally-controlled lands to […]

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UN ‘indigenous rights’ declaration endangers U.S. sovereignty, property rights

The Founders of our country never contemplated separate tribal governments, nor authorized such entities within language the U.S. Constitution. It is Congress, through Treaties and later legislation that arbitrarily authorized itself to create “Federally Recognized” tribes. Commentary by Elaine Willman Gem State Patriot News Indian ‘Nations’ — and other sham terms: Let’s Speak Clearly and Truthfully “We in America do […]

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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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U.N.-linked conservation ‘connectivity’ projects gobbling up Idaho, Northwest

Each of these organizations are connected to UN NGOs such as the Nature Conservancy , Wilderness Society, and Wildlife Conservation Society. Don’t be fooled by the new UN addition in red, a disclaimer that unless the organization is in consultative status it does not connote affiliation with the UN. That is flat out not true. And like children playing in […]

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Kansas Natural Resources Coalition: Property rights powerhouse from the Heartland

Although KNRC’s roots are in Kansas–the middle of America both literally and figuratively–they hope to have impact far beyond the geographical Heartland. Having recently expanded their reach into Minnesota, KNRC hopes to open regional branches throughout the nation.  by Marjorie Haun The Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is ascending on the national scene as a formidable advocate for property rights and citizen-centered governance of lands, […]

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