Trump can reverse egregious Antiquities Acts edicts by doing 2 simple things

That President Trump has the authority to vacate the actions of his predecessors is without question. Just as no Congress can bind a future one, no president—with a unilateral decree—can claim to rule forever. That is even more the case given that Clinton and Obama far exceeded their authority under the Antiquities Act. Nonetheless, revocation will be fought aggressively by […]

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Utah leaders issue resolution to undo decades of federal monuments injustices

“When Democratic Presidents exit, Utah has become the ATM for paybacks to special interest groups.”  Utah State Representative Greg Hughes “The Tsunami wave of government regulations is taking the family ranch (or farm) out of production.  Those waves have decimated a community.”  Sterling Brown Janet Wilcox On Jan. 26, 2017 the Utah House Rules Committee passed both resolution, H.C.R. 11 urging […]

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Owyhee Monument opponents hope Trump will help them escape federal designation

Some Eastern Oregon ranchers believe Donald Trump’s victory makes it less likely that President Barack Obama will declare a national monument in Malheur County during his last months in office. Ranchers in Malheur County formed the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition earlier this year to fight a proposed 2.5-million-acre national monument, which would represent 40 percent of the county’s land base. […]

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Radical environmentalism gets a new name thanks, to Obama Antiquities Act Abuse

Environmentalists at and around Southern Oregon University apparently were given special notice of the meeting ahead of other key stakeholders and opponents to the proposed massive expansion, and the environmentalists organized well in advance, even telling their supporters to wear blue (as seen in photos of the meeting). They are now using the flawed science regarding “climate change” to help justify what amounts to just […]

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In land grab schemes, rich progressives push Feds to lock up millions of acres

Its appetite for land is insatiable: millions will be spent, not improving visitor facilities, but acquiring land and demanding a larger park, after all the NPS sees no difference between a monument and a park. Meanwhile, Maine’s misery has spread. Days later, Mr. Obama designated the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument to the detriment of New England fishermen, their crews, and […]

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COMMENTARY: Feds now control most of the West. Do they want it all?

“According to an internal, 21-page Obama administration memo, 17 energy-rich areas in 11 states have been targeted as potential federal “monuments.” The lives of coyotes, deer and prairie dogs would be elevated above states’ needs to generate jobs, tourism business and energy solutions.” Michelle Malkin First published in 2014 Have you heard of the “Great Outdoors Initiative”? Chances are, you […]

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