Bears Ears: The last straw in monuments abuses

That law was intended to prevent the looting of archaeological and Native American structures and objects, and it gave the federal government an expeditious path to do so. Unsurprisingly, its use has evolved into a federal power tool for making land grabs that cater to special interests, rather than welcoming input from local affected parties, such as the outdoor tourist […]

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Antiquities Act Review: Restoring land, hope, and economic freedom in the West

The grazing allotment used by the Finicums, until the BLM kicked them out, is covered by the Grand Canyon Parashant monument. Therefore, if that monument is reversed, then it will be easier for Jeanette Finicum to recover her grazing allotment and ranch. Analysis by Bill Goode President Issues Executive Order to Review Designation of National Monuments President Trump issued an […]

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Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante at top of Zinke monuments review

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday there’s “no doubt” he is visiting Utah to talk to people about the controversial Bears Ears National Monument designation, which he said lays at the heart of a 45-day interim review President Donald S. Trump is ordering on monuments. Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday […]

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Corporate enviros terrified that abusive Antiquities Act land grabs might end

“Like you, we care deeply for our public lands and have genuine concerns about presidents meddling with millions of acres. We see more losers than winners when a president with a phone and a pen is making unilateral decisions, far removed from the land and people who call these places home.” Op-ed by Matthew Anderson The Deseret News Reforming the […]

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Texas landowners win victory against Obama-era BLM land grabs

“It was our contention all along that the BLM’s surveys were conducted improperly and unlawfully,” Paxton said in a statement. “We will vigilantly defend Texas’ border from federal overreach.” David Lee Courthouse News Service Texans applaud suspension of U.S. land surveys WICHITA FALLS, Texas (CN) – Texas landowners cheered Friday for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s halting of controversial […]

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Bears Ears sold on the myth of tribal co-management

The Navajo Nation Aneth chapter, one of the chapters closest to the monument, rejected the proposal. Many Native Americans have stood up against this designation from the beginning. They have already lived through too many broken government promises and witnessed the results. Kara Laws SaveBearsEars.com Directly from the Presidential Proclamation that created the Bears Ears National Monument, “Nothing in this […]

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Federal withdrawal of resource-rich lands threatens Minnesota jobs, way of life

“This politically motivated decision, coming in the final days of the administration of President Barack Obama, is inconsistent with current national policy. It could result in devastating and irreversible damage to the citizens, communities and economy of the region. All a withdrawal would do is chase investment away from Minnesota and make the U.S. more dependent on foreign governments for […]

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The Worldwide Web of Environmental Multilevel Marketing

…when SUWA, Outdoors, Friends of Cedar Mesa, Patagonia, or the Utah supporters of progressive State Senator Jim Dabakis, et al, protest Capitalism and corporate influence and its impacts on public land decisions, they have no further to look than their own sugar daddy “venture capitalists.” Opinion by Janet Keeler Wilcox Graphic Design by Devin Bayles Hancock Welcome to the Worldwide […]

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Obama Antiquities Act abuses challenged by Oregon lumber companies

“The monument expansion is already having an immediate impact,” said Murphy Co. President John Murphy. “The Griffen Moon Timber Sale within the expansion area that was scheduled to be sold this summer has now been withdrawn without any replacement timber sale. The sale would have generated in excess of $500,000 for Jackson County.” Vickie Aldous Mail Tribune Herald & News […]

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Too Big: Effort to shrink Grand Staircase/Escalante NM gets bi-partisan support

At 1.88 million acres, Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is larger than the combined footprints of the state’s “Mighty 5” national parks and Cedar Breaks National Monument. That’s too big, according to a resolution approved Wednesday by the Utah Senate after passage last week in the House. HCR12 calls on Utah’s federal delegation to support a reduction or modification of the […]

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