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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Washington House Bill addresses death threats leveled against ranchers following wolf interactions

In the Seattle Times article, Dr. Rob Wielgus, Director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at WSU, said a Northeast Washington rancher had “elected to put his livestock directly on top of (the wolves’) den site.” This statement, along with a few other comments made by Dr. Wielgus, were proved false. While WSU issued a news release saying there was […]

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Will Bears Ears go the way of Grand Staircase/Escalante, or can it be reversed

President-elect Trump has agreed to look into reversing the Bears Ears National Monument designation, all or in part, and he has the authority to do so. But if this Obama land-grab–one of many comprising tens of millions of acres of land–holds, the ensuing economic, social, and human costs will leave San Juan County and its diverse population in ruins. Video produced by The County […]

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Attack on Western Colorado: Obama denies Jordan Cove LNG Project

 “…the FERC denial is not based on environmental concerns.  The Jordan Cove project has exceeded the environmental regulations.  So, the federal government had to take a new angle for stopping responsible energy development by citing demand as an issue, regardless of the fact that two major Japanese companies have contracts ready to buy the natural gas produced in western Colorado […]

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Utah towns crushed by unmanageable tourist traffic

Together, the popularity of the parks and Utah’s drive to bring visitors to the Mighty Five — Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Zion and Capitol Reef — is threatening the very way of life that brought people here in the first place. Special Report: Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’ put the squeeze on Moab, Springdale MOAB — More than 5 million people will visit […]

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Garfield County Utah: The case for restoring locally-sourced government

Just 9 years following President Clinton’s secretive executive taking of nearly 2 million acres in central Utah, Garfield County Commissioner Maloy Dodds testified in front of the House Oversight Committee in 2005. Less than 10 years following the creation of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument in 1996, Garfield County was feeling the destructive effects of a burdensome federal presence. Now, 20 years […]

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