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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Obama DOI employees paid millions while under investigation for misconduct, sexual harassment

The National Park Service spent the most on administrative leave among DOI agencies, with 69 employees on leave for nearly 62,000 hours at a cost of more than $2 million. Indian Affairs put the greatest number of employees on administrative leave at 83, for a total of nearly 55,000 hours, costing $1.8 million. Ethan Barton Daily Caller News Foundation Department […]

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Standing Rock: Native sovereignty or a future of economic hopelessness

Only 3 percent of its length would need federal approval, and in those places the pipeline was designed to run next to existing utility lines, meaning that approval would presumably be hard to deny. Even in those cases, the company was careful to tread lightly. It made sure that the route would avoid sites that were even being considered for […]

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Obama ignores beleaguered locals, harassed, threatened by DAPL protesters

“The federal government’s response to the events in our community has been appalling, and it is abundantly clear they have no interest in helping the citizens of North Dakota. Frankly, our federal leaders should be ashamed of their lack of response to a dangerous crisis currently in progress on their own soil. Each day this lack of response continues only […]

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Will Obama impose ‘imperial’ designation on Bears Ears?

But there are also some honest disagreements about how exactly the land should be protected. Most Native Americans who live around Bears Ears and use the land on a daily basis fear that a monument designation will strictly limit their access to it. Other Utahns in the region worry that they will no longer be able to use the land for grazing […]

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Americans reject radical Obama ‘environmental’ agenda, want it rolled back

Federal land, resource and environmental agencies have unleashed tsunamis of regulations in recent years, and President Obama is poised to issue many more before January 20. The total cost of complying with federal rules was about $1 trillion annually in 2006. It has since doubled, raising the federal reporting and compliance burden to $6,000 per person per year, through late-2016. Rolling Back […]

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“Celebrities, political activists, anti-oil extremists” whip up DAPL protests

The recent vandalization of graves in a Bismarck cemetery and the unconscionable graffiti marking on the North Dakota column at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., are examples of how the protesters’ actions do not match their claims of peaceful demonstration. The Facts About the Dakota Access Pipeline That Protesters Don’t Want You to Know For more than […]

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North Dakota farmers, ranchers, make plea to Administration for relief from DAPL protests

Ellingson and her husband are fourth and fifth generation ranchers and farmers in the area of the protests. She said law enforcement has seen several cases of butchered, mutilated, injured and missing cattle, horses and bison over recent weeks. Farmers and Ranchers Put in the Middle of DAPL Protests MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – North Dakota Stockmen’s Association is calling for […]

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