Greens vs Greens: Oregon wind project loses battle with sage grouse

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management had approved the project, and Harney County granted a key permit. But environmental groups, including the Oregon Natural Desert Association and the Audubon Society of Portland, challenged the BLM’s environmental review of the project. It needed the environmental review partly because the transmission line’s right of way would cross public lands. OregonLive/AP A federal […]

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Corporate enviros terrified that abusive Antiquities Act land grabs might end

“Like you, we care deeply for our public lands and have genuine concerns about presidents meddling with millions of acres. We see more losers than winners when a president with a phone and a pen is making unilateral decisions, far removed from the land and people who call these places home.” Op-ed by Matthew Anderson The Deseret News Reforming the […]

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‘Old broad’ enviro faces criminal charges in Utah for endangering cattle

Chilcoat has been affiliated with Great Old Broads for Wilderness since 2001 and is a founding board member of Friends of Cedar Mesa, another environmental organization. She was charged with trespassing on state trust lands involving an animal enterprise, a class A misdemeanor, and giving false personal information to a peace officer…   Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Grazing tension […]

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Local View: Recapture Canyon NOT reopened, Zinke hiding behind ‘PR smokescreen’

The problem is that none of the trails shown on the map were part of the Recapture emergency closure in 2007. Matter of fact these roads and trails have never been closed. So what did the citizens of San Juan County get out of this so called good news? Not one thing we didn’t already have. Monte Wells The Petroglyph […]

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‘Equal Access to Justice Act’ is an open door to environmentalist tyranny

“…over a decade, eight environmental groups filed more than 3,300 cases in federal district courts across the country. In the last two years of the Bush Administration, seven groups filed 253 lawsuits; in the first two years of the Obama Administration, those groups filed 525 lawsuits…It is not only the sum; also outrageous is the hourly rate granted to environmental […]

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Citing brucellosis, Montana ranchers oppose environmentalists’ free-roaming bison plans

Brucellosis is an infectious disease transmittable to cattle, primarily through oral contact with an infected fetus, calf or placenta. The disease causes a near 90 percent abortion rate among young cows, and the small number of calves that do survive are often weak and unlikely to thrive. David Murray Great Falls Tribune “Not on my property:” Central Montana ranchers say […]

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Ranchers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, feds wrangle over grazing in Weminuche Wilderness

In a Feb. 19 letter to The Free Range Report called “Radical Environmentalist Bullying the Forest Service to Deny Renewal of Longtime Sheep Allotments,” Brown argued domestic sheep grazing can coexist with wild bighorns. “Kicking us off our allotments would be the end of our ranching operation,” Brown wrote. “And it would be the end of the dream of our […]

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The Worldwide Web of Environmental Multilevel Marketing

…when SUWA, Outdoors, Friends of Cedar Mesa, Patagonia, or the Utah supporters of progressive State Senator Jim Dabakis, et al, protest Capitalism and corporate influence and its impacts on public land decisions, they have no further to look than their own sugar daddy “venture capitalists.” Opinion by Janet Keeler Wilcox Graphic Design by Devin Bayles Hancock Welcome to the Worldwide […]

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Utah Judge rejects enviro lawsuit over state-introduced mountain goats

The decision dismisses a lawsuit brought by the Grand Canyon Trust and Utah Native Plant Society that alleged the Forest Service is failing its duty to manage habitat in deference to the state’s traditional role of overseeing wildlife. The dispute arose after the Utah Wildlife Board’s decision to release goats onto state-owned land that have since established a herd in the Manti-La […]

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Bears Ears land seizure another broken promise to Utah’s Native tribes

It began as an agenda item on the Conservation Lands Foundation land takeover list in 2014 and they used financial allies until they had their way. Native people were simply a means to an end.  For Utah Natives who fought against the Bears Ears designation, monuments represent broken promises made to a long line of Native hearts, living on broken lands. […]

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