4 reasons Congress should disapprove economy-killing sage grouse regulations

Ironically, at the time the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service finalized the harmful sage grouse plans in 2015, the bird was doing fine, with an increasing population of nearly 425,000, due to a successful incentive-based approach to conservation led by states. Brian Seasholes Daily Caller Good news for grouse & the economy Across 173 million acres in […]

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Ranchers vow to fight Obama land grabs, sage grouse plans, BLM rules

“Ranchers that operate on federal lands protect water sources used by livestock and wildlife, maintain fence lines, reduce spread of invasive weeds like cheatgrass and medusahead, and decrease the fuel loads that lead to catastrophic wildfire,” NCBA President Tracy Brunner said in a statement. “Despite these contributions, beneficiaries of our work continue to attack responsible grazing, essentially biting the hand […]

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Oversight Committee responds to Obama Antiquities Act abuses in federal land grabs

In his letters to Jewell and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Chaffetz asserts two key federal laws governing public purpose, public participation and environmental review were ignored with Wednesday’s designation of the monuments in Utah and Nevada.  “(The laws) provide for a more thoughtful determination, whereas the Antiquities Act was meant to be reserved for emergency scenarios,” the […]

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Utah Republicans plan to counteract possible Obama move on Bears Ears

Worried that Obama will aggressively act on his way out the door, opponents like Lee are now gearing up for a protracted fight to amend or repeal the law, and are even vowing to work with the incoming Donald Trump administration to overturn monuments already named by Obama.  They are paying special attention to Obama’s next rumored target for a […]

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Reversal of fortune? Small miner hopeful Trump will veto EPA block on Alaska mine

In February 2014, the EPA took the unusual action of blocking a mine before the project owner applied for a development permit. Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine A small Canadian miner is confident Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential win will let it proceed with an application for a copper and gold mine in Alaska that has […]

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Attack on Western Colorado: Obama denies Jordan Cove LNG Project

 “…the FERC denial is not based on environmental concerns.  The Jordan Cove project has exceeded the environmental regulations.  So, the federal government had to take a new angle for stopping responsible energy development by citing demand as an issue, regardless of the fact that two major Japanese companies have contracts ready to buy the natural gas produced in western Colorado […]

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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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Obama’s regulatory machine on overdrive in final weeks

This oppressive agenda, and the audacity with which it was executed, was on the minds of voters and apparently rejected on Nov 8. With the transfer of power underway, the Obama administration’s controversial agenda appears to be in overdrive and the midnight rule-making has already begun. © Getty The Audacity of Smothering Regulation Early in his tenure, President Obama pledged […]

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Obama exploits Native tribes to further extreme environmental agenda

When tribal leaders question or disapprove of a potential energy development project, they are lauded and portrayed as victims of greedy corporations and environmental plunderers. But when Tribal governments approve of a project which does not fit the Administration’s radical environmental agenda, their input is largely ignored. As mainstream media stubbornly promote the fiction that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters are all members of […]

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