Interior Department fumbles, Nevada gets brief stay from sage grouse rules

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who filed the suit on behalf of the state, said of Du’s ruling, “The federal government’s greater sage-grouse land-use plan obstructs Nevada’s growth and development, and harms our ranchers, miners and recreation workers. Thomas Mitchell Elko Daily Free Press Commentary: State makes progress in challenging sage grouse rules Nevada won a temporary reprieve from the […]

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Conservation impossible without property rights

Federal lands are, on average, in worse environmental condition than private lands and produce much less economic activity. That’s because management of federal lands, which comprise 27 percent of the American land mass, is largely based on the destructive notion that human activity is inherently bad for the natural world. Property Rights are the Key to Protecting Land We often […]

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An authentic protest or ‘Occupy Dakota Access Pipeline?’

Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies. “Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief […]

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Top 10 myths about wild horses in the West

Horses have a greater impact on rangeland vegetation than other ungulates because of their anatomy and foraging habits. Horses can consume 1.25 times the amount of forage than a cow of equivalent mass. Myths and Facts 1. Myth Equids evolved in the United States; therefore the current populations of horses in the United States are native. Fact The horses seen […]

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Sequoia National Forest set ablaze by illegal with criminal record

Angel Gilberto Garcia-Avalos had been deported five times in just the past four years, yet each time he has managed to sneak from Mexico back into the U.S., where he ended up in more mischief: driving without a license, attempted burglary and felony weapons charges. In August, he graduated to full-fledged mayhem, sparking a fire in the Sequoia National Forest that has […]

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Elite ‘governing class’ above the law when wrecking the environment

Pollute water and the EPA will have no mercy. It will charge, convict, fine, imprison and alert the media. Unless the polluter is the EPA. Pollute water and the EPA will have no mercy. It will charge, convict, fine, imprison and alert the media. Unless the polluter is the EPA. Here’s what happened to private citizen Benedict Lupo, owner of […]

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Feds maintain record of no accountability in toxic river spill

In case you were wondering if anyone would be held accountable, the Inspector General’s office at the EPA did conduct a full investigation to see if there was any criminal culpability and it recently drew to a close. They turned the case over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office but… surprise, surprise, surprise. That office of the Justice Department has decided not to […]

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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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