Exclusionary BLM planning rule in crosshairs of rural, western interests

Lane believes the emphasis on the environment would come at the expense of BLM’s current mandate to manage for “multiple use and sustained yield.”  “It’s wholly inappropriate for them to change their mission unilaterally to plan for intangibles like social and environmental change,” Lane said.  Rural Interests Plan to Fight new BLM Planning Regs A national livestock industry leader warns […]

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The case for dissolving the EPA

For decades, in administrations Democratic and Republican alike, the Environmental Protection Agency has been a paragon of waste, fraud, and abuse, a corrupt taxpayer-funded Evil Empire. “Science” there is just a tool to be manipulated in order to advance radical anti-technology and anti-industry agendas, even if it means distorting the intent of statutes and affronting common sense. It’s cooking data to […]

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Timber industry looking forward to a comeback

The American Forest Resource Council is a Eugene-based trade association working to rekindle logging operations in rural communities. Douglas County is Oregon’s top timber producer and has been hit the hardest by a slack logging market. The future of timber: A forecast Wood is cool again. Those words offered a glimmer of hope to attendees of the Roseburg Area Chamber […]

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Oil and Gas: How Feds Impede Colorado’s 21st Century Gold Rush

In June 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey discovered that Colorado has 40 times more technically recoverable natural gas resources than previously estimated, located in the Piceance Basin. Yet these vast resources are not reflected in recent federal land management plans for the region that could be in effect for over a decade. The federal government owns over 640 million acres […]

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OPINION: Proactively addressing anti-hunting laws on federal lands

“Anti-hunting sentiment could lead to anti-hunting laws on a federal level if lands remain under federal government control…A number of animal rights and anti-hunting organizations are more than willing to restrict or ban hunting altogether. They have a much better chance of accomplishing their goals on the federal level than on the state level.” I could support the transfer of […]

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