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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BLM rams through Planning 2.0 rule favoring special interests over local needs

“First, they take our property rights. Now, they are taking away our local control and voice in BLM planning processes. The decisions will be made in Washington, D.C.; not by our local BLM offices that really live in and know our communities. This is not the first attempt by the Obama Administration to destroy our Western economies. My only consolation […]

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EDITORIAL: Rural Colorado seeks relief from urban district dictates

“To alter our constitution, special interest groups can petition causes onto the ballot by gathering all signatures in one metropolitan area. Then they need only a simple majority vote to impose their will. The system empowers metropolitan Denver, exploding with out-of-state migration, to easily change fundamental laws for the entire state that are supposed to be reliable and timeless.” Vote ‘yes’ […]

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Wyoming ranchers turn tables on extreme greens in trespassing lawsuit

Ranchers, environmental group settle trespass lawsuit Arno Rosenfeld published by Casper Star Daily   A group of Wyoming ranchers and the environmental group they were suing for trespassing have reached a settlement, with both sides claiming victory. Fifteen landowners from Fremont, Sublette and Uinta counties alleged in a 2014 lawsuit that a Western Watersheds Project researcher had illegally crossed their […]

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