Category Archives: Public Lands

Trump Eliminates 7,500 Regulations… Opens 1.4 Million Acres to the Public

Trump’s Cabinet is putting his America First policies into place, including at the Department of Interior, where Secretary David Bernhardt announced a plan to open up more than 1.4 million acres of federal land through the elimination of some 7,500 … Continue reading

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DuBois column – More Senate skullduggery, Trump’s role in this, straight lines, and the Bundy case again

The Solicitor General who approved the appeal is Noel Francisco, who was placed in that position by Donald Trump. It doesn’t matter who the President is, this demonstrates once again that government attorneys will protect government attorneys, and the Constitution … Continue reading

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Land-transfer advocates seek authority instead of ownership

The push to transfer public lands is losing steam even as its proponents get closer to their goal: state control over federal lands. Don’t be too sure about that. Keep in mind that High Country News is a publication by … Continue reading

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CONSERVATIVES FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP: Our Petition to Restore Multiple-Use Management

I find nothing “conservative” about this release or the petition. Both presume the federal government should own and manage nearly one-third of the lands in the U.S. I don’t see how anyone interested in limited government can support this view. … Continue reading

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Moving the swamp to the West and possible CEQ revisions

Somewhere in the West, a chamber of commerce would benefit from the relocation of these headquarters. An urban area will welcome the federal employees and the additional spending they will bring. In the rural areas, where these lands and their … Continue reading

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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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