Trump Administration to end federal land grabs

Obama’s final land grab took the total acres of land seized by the federal government under his presidency to 553 million acres, more than any other president in history. Ben Kew Breitbart.com Donald Trump has pledged to end the federal acquisition of land, which rose by record levels under Barack Obama, and instead invest in preserving its current holdings as part […]

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A monument to ‘presidential vanity,’ it’s time to rescind Bears Ears

Even modern progressives must admit that such monuments to presidential vanity are a bad thing. Like many Progressive Era policies, the Antiquities Act is predicated on the notion that the expert judgement of Washington, D.C. is superior to that of local communities. Its defenders in this case have expressed contempt for Utah’s desire to choose its own land policies. Shawn […]

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Cattlemen worried Cascade-Siskiyou expansion will eradicate ranching in region

Ranchers with grazing allotments aren’t allowed to properly maintain fences, water structures and other range improvements, diminishing the land’s suitability for grazing, Skinner said. That dynamic has already been seen on the original portion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which many ranchers have left since its designation in 2000, he said. Mateusz Perkowskiu Capital Press Cattle groups reacted with dread […]

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Obama backs off Owyhee designation, could Oregon Standoff be why?

Despite the fact that mainstream media and left-wing environmentalist launched a smear campaign against the ranchers and their supporters, the Administration and its political allies, worried about the repercussions of the Oregon Standoff. WikiLeaks published an email exchange between Mike Matz of PEW Environmental and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief, John Podesta, indicating just that. Matz mentioned the Malheur ‘occupation’ twice in his email […]

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Astroturf Tribes: Big corporations, enviros, not Native Americans driving Bears Ears Monument

White-dominated environmental pressure groups use of Native Americans’ race to pursue their agendas, such as Bears Ears, is disturbing. “Since those involved in the environmental movement are overwhelmingly white, I argue that they too have been vulnerable to this same unconscious desire for an uncomplicated, Disney-fied existence [for Native Americans],” Grande notes. “The presumed power of whites to define ‘Indian-ness’ […]

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EDITORIAL: ‘On-the-ground’ solutions better than strong-armed monument designation

Selective wilderness designations, river protections and broad prohibitions on mining would be strategic, consequential steps Congress could take to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands, the largest undeveloped expanse of land in the lower 48 states. Significantly, doing so would ensure that an economically vital and long-established ranching culture goes unthreatened by monument designation. Obama should honor on-the-ground solutions to Oregon’s wildest […]

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Podesta PEW pen-pal goes whole hog with monuments push

The WikiLeaks expose’ of his plea to Podesta makes it clear that influence at the highest levels of government and power over policy-making, not conservation of lands, resources and living things, are at the heart of their radical agenda. On November 9, at approximately midnight, it became crystal clear to all, that this agenda had been unequivocally rejected by the millions of […]

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National monuments should not be one-man shows, must include local input

Pearce points out “the Antiquities Act requires that a president designate the smallest possible footprint in order to achieve the desired environmental preservation” and emphasizes “these decisions must be made in Congress.” 1 person shouldn’t make or break a U.S. monument There is a good argument that one person acting unilaterally should not be able to set aside hundreds of […]

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EDITORIAL: “We are at the beginning of great troubles.”

Free Range Report Contributor “We are at the beginning of great troubles.” President Obama’s consideration of designating the 1.9 million acre Bears Ears National Monument begs the follow-up question: “If the President can unilaterally designate this Monument, despite opposition from every level of government, local, State, and federal, what can’t the President do?” It is not so much a matter […]

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