U.S. House to vote on critical bill protecting property owners from BLM in Red River dispute

For generations, landowners improved and maintained the land, dutifully paid taxes, and lawfully-owned land along the Red River. This bill takes the first step towards resolving the Bureau of Land Management’s egregious overreach and survey errors that wrongfully clouded the titles of landowners. by Marjorie Haun The United States House of Representatives will vote on the Red River Gradient Boundary […]

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Phil Lyman: A Government of Bullies

Groups like the Wilderness Society with their “BLM  Action Center” boast about being able to leverage the inefficiencies of the BLM (Bureau Of Land Management) by writing policy, taking inventories, and even training BLM employees in how to carry out the agenda, not of the administration but of the Wilderness Society …these groups lobby the Department of Justice to prosecute […]

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Oregon: Grant County supervisor, judge block citizen input in forest stewardship

While the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge grabbed the world’s attention, a quieter struggle over federal lands is being waged by those trying to use elections and the levers of government. Their grandparents and great-grandparents wrested a living from the West’s rugged landscape.  But now, the forest commissioners say, the government is tightening access to the same […]

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Bundys acquitted in Oregon, face Nevada trial

Defense attorney Jesse Merrithew told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday that the larger jury pool is needed because the acquittals of seven other defendants will make it harder to seat an impartial jury. PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan, are back in federal custody in Nevada ahead of a February trial on charges […]

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