Zinke’s bumbling gives ‘eco-obstructionists’ leverage over resource development

Whatever the reason, Trump’s Interior Department opened a real can of worms when it let the Obama Administration’s last-minute endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee (RPB) take effect March 21 – exactly 60 days after President Trump issued his regulatory Executive Order. Paul Dreissen Watt’s Up With That? Off to a bumbling start at Interior Was it because […]

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President Trump proclaims March 21 National Agriculture Day

“American farmers and ranchers are the heart and soul of America and they represent the determined, self-reliant character of our Nation.  We are proud of American agriculture and we recognize agriculture’s critical role to our Nation’s bright future.” Posted by Free Range Report In a White House press release issued on Tuesday, President Donald Trump honored America’s farmers and ranchers, […]

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Obama Dakota Pipeline ban likely to be reversed by Trump Administration

Out-of-state environmental activists broke out into public cheers during a rally after the U.S. Department of the Army, staffed by President Obama’s progressive team, said the department wouldn’t grant an easement required by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) to proceed through the Missouri River reservoir, the final 1,100-foot link yet to be built in the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline. Trump […]

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Pressure from wealthy environmentalists spurs Obama Methow mining ban

The Methow Valley is a bit like the Ketchum-Hailey-Sun Valley area in Idaho, a progressive, “green” redoubt in a conservative, pro-development corner of its state. Obama Administration starts process to nix mining in Methow Valley A Canadian mining company may have drilled itself into a hole when it applied to the U.S. Forest Service to drill 15 exploratory holes on […]

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Columbia Falls mills killed off by federal ‘no-logging’ policy

Weyerhaeuser closing Weyerhaeuser announced in late June that it would close its plywood and lumber mills, citing a shortage of logs.   By KATHERYN HOUGHTON as published by Daily Inter Lake  Hours after Weyerhaeuser Co. officials told plywood workers the mill was closing Thursday — a day earlier than expected — a hard hat left behind rested on a fence […]

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