Zinke’s bumbling gives ‘eco-obstructionists’ leverage over resource development

Whatever the reason, Trump’s Interior Department opened a real can of worms when it let the Obama Administration’s last-minute endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee (RPB) take effect March 21 – exactly 60 days after President Trump issued his regulatory Executive Order. Paul Dreissen Watt’s Up With That? Off to a bumbling start at Interior Was it because […]

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Escalating wolf kills alarm Oregon cattlemen, wildlife biologists

‘If you had told me five years ago we would be dealing with these kinds of situations, I would have told you you’re nuts.’ — Tom Collom, ODFW biologist on rapidly increasing wolf numbers Wildlife biologists concerned about cattle killings FORT KLAMATH — Wildlife biologists regard the killing of four cattle in the Fort Klamath area as “unusual” and “disturbing,” but […]

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Oregon standoff trial highlights federal vs locals public lands struggles

The occupiers argue the federal government can’t manage public lands as well as state, counties or private entities. They’d even like to see the land transferred. But that’s a pretty big political fight and a move environmental and conservation groups oppose. This Land is Our Land   On the newest episode of “This Land Is Our Land,” we look at the […]

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Radical Environmentalism driving Obama’s national monument obsession

Obama’s monument declarations in Hawaii and beyond are not motivated by a desire to protect lands threatened with imminent destruction; it is about building his legacy with far-Left environmental zealots. Millions of people are suffering so that Obama’s vanity can be satisfied. Obama’s Dangerous use of the National Monuments Law President Barack Obama greets some of the residents of the […]

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What to do about growing conflicts over range lands in the West: Part 3

The lack of well-defined and transferable federal grazing rights presents serious obstacles to resolving rangeland disputes in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner. These obstacles have important effects on the decisions to raid or trade among groups seeking to influence federal rangeland policy. Barriers to Trade The lack of well-defined and transferable federal grazing rights presents serious obstacles to resolving […]

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Fed sage grouse ‘protection’ could prove deadly to ranching, domestic energy

Feds to restrict grazing, other activities on public lands to save sage grouse in the West by Dan Elliot as published by L.A. Times “These plans, written as if the sage grouse were listed, are proof it was an underhanded, de facto listing scheme that further oppresses Western states,” Bishop said in a written statement. Federal land managers have issued guidelines […]

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