Category Archives: Public Lands

Western David Fights Environmental Goliath in Rural Utah

President Trump was right to review abuses of the Antiquities Act of 1906.  No one was surprised the review found Clinton and Obama violated the law, single-mindedly pursued “environmental legacies,” and kowtowed shamelessly to demands by radical environmental groups.  Now … Continue reading

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Clemency Decision Imminent For Oregon Ranchers Dwight & Steven Hammond?

This is very similar to the prosecution in the Bundy Ranch case who attempted multiple trials to convict ranchers and those who came to their aid against an armed federal army acting tyrannically against them.  That case against the Bundys … Continue reading

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Stepping on Prayers: An American Monument via THE WESTERNER After President Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument on December 28, 2016, a robust debate about the size and scope of the monument has captured the attention of the nation. … Continue reading

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Move the BLM to Utah, where it manages 43 percent of the state

Almost two-thirds of Utah is federally managed public land, and of that, the BLM administers more than 22 million acres, or 43 percent of the state. With so much BLM land in Utah, it makes sense for the agency’s headquarters … Continue reading

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Move the headquarters of federal land agencies West

When your own ox is being gored it gets your attention. From: The Elko Daily Free Press Head ’em up, move ’em out. There has been a lot of talk since the Trump administration has taken over about where to … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Work To Fulfill Karl Marx’s Vision

Range Magazine for the Fall of 2014 carried an article by Julian Stone which noted: “The feds will not be satisfied until they have control of all private property–and not only in the America West.” My generation became of age during … Continue reading

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Zinke says science is key to agency shake-up. Is he sincere?

by Brittany Patterson, E&E News reporter via THE WESTERNER When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched a massive reorganization of the department last week, he said good science would help him chart the changes. But former officials are raising questions about … Continue reading

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A senator’s falsehood, a big win for the Goss family, a BLM move to Denver?

  A ‘land grab’, really? A recent news item appeared concerning the growing rift between New Mexico’s two Senators and the Secretary of the Interior. The primary focus of the column was how Udall and Heinrich disagree with much of … Continue reading

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FINALLY! President Trump Kicks Off The Rollback Of National Monument Abuse

This will make hard-pressed local communities more competitive by allowing grazing, logging, commercial fishing and, in some cases, mineral development. That is only if they can figure out how to drain the Deep State Swamp that calls itself “land management … Continue reading

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Fifty years after courthouse confrontation, emotions remain raw

The timeworn marker serves as a reminder of a century-old dispute over the ownership of the 600,000-acre Tierra Amarilla Land Grant and efforts by descendants of pioneer families to reclaim the land under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended … Continue reading

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