Trump Administration to end federal land grabs

Obama’s final land grab took the total acres of land seized by the federal government under his presidency to 553 million acres, more than any other president in history. Ben Kew Breitbart.com Donald Trump has pledged to end the federal acquisition of land, which rose by record levels under Barack Obama, and instead invest in preserving its current holdings as part […]

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Ranchers: Obama midnight monuments designations will make practical management impossible

While President Obama, in his press statement, said the monuments (Bears Ears in Utah – 1.35 million acres and Gold Butte in Nevada — about 300,000 acres) came “following years of public input,” Johnson and others say much of that input was in the form of “no.” Johnson and others say the president ignored pleas of ranchers and local tribes […]

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Ranchers, Western communities fall victim to Obama ‘Midnight Monuments’ crusade

Western state lawmakers, ranchers and those in the oil and gas industry, on the other hand, have widely panned Obama’s monument proclamations – claiming that the president’s so-called “midnight monuments” do not represent the interests of the people in those states and will in time do more harm than good to the environment. Ranchers spar with Obama over new national […]

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Lame Duck president grabs up millions of acres against will of the people

Federal ownership of land is a very live wire political issue in Utah, which is why I find it outrageous that President Obama, on the way out the door, would try to irrevocably federalize 1.3 million acres in the state, in spite of the ongoing controversy over this very issue.  Obama’s National Monument Designation: Second-Term Environmental Policymaking at Its Worst […]

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