BLM revision plan means states have more say, but enviros hate it

Indeed, in directing BLM to “make every effort to restore order, focus, and efficiency to the Federal land planning process,” Zinke clearly takes aim at green groups, as well as what the former Republican congressman from Montana often complained was federal government overreach. Scott Streater E&E News Zinke orders BLM ‘back to the drawing board’ on land use, NEPA Interior […]

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BLM proposal to cut Colorado grazing allotments in half

Garfield County ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would cut a cattle grazing allotment on federal lands in half. They say it would kill their family businesses. Ryan Summerlin Post Independent It’s ranchers vs. the BLM in a grazing allotment squeeze Garfield County ranchers are fighting a proposed Bureau of Land Management order that would […]

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Trump orders progress on Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

For Keystone XL, the Obama administration’s own State Department reviewed the project multiple times and concluded that the pipeline would pose negligible environmental risk and not contribute significantly to global warming—a big sticking point and one of the reasons former President Barack Obama rejected the application. Nicholas Loris Daily Signal In a win for the economy and the environment, President Donald Trump […]

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Conflicts between ranchers and DAPL protesters escalate

The physical confrontations heated up when the DAPL crews started coming into the area with bulldozers, moving topsoil, heading toward the river. One rancher has reported missing, killed or maimed livestock, but investigations are incomplete. Protesters put ranchers on edge Agweek’s Mikkel Pates recently spent several days in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest area, south of Mandan, N.D. In a […]

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Livestock killed, burned near site of Dakota Pipeline protests

Over the past five weeks, more than a dozen animals in the region have been killed or injured, and nearly three dozen others have been reported missing. The incidents are near the site where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but the Stockmen’s says there is no evidence that there is any connection. MANDAN, N.D. (AP) […]

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Ranchers unfairly burdened by impact of Endangered Species Act

A Cry for Due Process in the West: Anatomy of a Broken System With permission © CLIFFORD C. NICHOLS In Otero County, New Mexico, the U.S. Forest Service recently fenced off the water in the Lincoln National Forest. Its purpose? To keep cattle (but, interestingly, not elk) from sharing the supposed habitat of a mouse that has been declared endangered. […]

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Misinformation, lack of trust hampering Washington wolf management efforts

Free flow of information missing from wolf policy from Capital Press Managing wildlife ­— especially hot button predators such as wolves — requires total openness on the part of all parties. Ranchers, conservationists, members of the public and even critics need to have access to timely and accurate information. By trying to manage information, officials in Washington state are creating […]

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Wyoming ranchers turn tables on extreme greens in trespassing lawsuit

Ranchers, environmental group settle trespass lawsuit Arno Rosenfeld published by Casper Star Daily   A group of Wyoming ranchers and the environmental group they were suing for trespassing have reached a settlement, with both sides claiming victory. Fifteen landowners from Fremont, Sublette and Uinta counties alleged in a 2014 lawsuit that a Western Watersheds Project researcher had illegally crossed their […]

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Power plant petty crimes and wildfire felonies

Burning biomass, aka wildfires, emits emissions of CO2, smoke, soot, haze, and other particulates far in excess of that produced by coal-fired power plants. Free Range Report Staff Three important regional power plants were put on the chopping block in Colorado last week as a result of rules created by the world’s most aggressive–and radicalized–green group, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The […]

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Washington Fish & Wildlife, Ranchers get death threats from protesters over wolf kills

Protesters decry state’s killing of wolf pack, urge non-lethal means instead Q13 Fox.com OLYMPIA, Wash. — Using a helicopter, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hunters are shooting down a specific wolf pack in Eastern Washington after a recent increase in attacks on livestock. The agency says they understand that its controversial practice but they say the wolf pack has become […]

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