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  • Reining in federal land ownership—a drop in the bucket

    12/06/2017 9:15:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Reining in federal land ownership--a drop in the bucket When the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was designated under President Clinton’s purview in 1996, it created real hardship for regional ranchers. New management rules locked up more than one and a half million acres, discontinuing grazing leases that were imperative to sustain cattle growers who’d been using the land responsibly for more than a century. Part of the impetus for closing off natural resource development at the time was to halt access to one of the best sources of low sulfur coal, including from tribal populations, putting a stranglehold on arid...
  • Senate revokes Obama federal land-planning rule

    03/07/2017 2:27:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2017 | Valerie Volcovici
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday revoked a rule that aimed to give the public more input into federal land management decisions, the latest move by the Republican-led Congress to undo Obama administration environmental regulations it sees as a burden. The Senate voted 51-48 to approve a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s Resource Management Planning rule, known as BLM 2.0, finalized in December by the Obama administration.
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke Resigns as Delegate to RNC

    07/16/2016 6:19:32 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 7/15/2016 | AP
    <p>A Montana lawmaker has resigned as a delegate to the Republican National Convention over the GOP's position on the transfer of federal lands to states.</p> <p>Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke told The (Billings) Gazette that he still plans to give a speech Monday to the convention about national security. But he says he's withdrawing as a delegate because the GOP platform is "more divisive than uniting."</p>
  • OREGON STANDOFF: 'The Portland Twenty-five', Seim on FBI: "They were there for violence"

    02/13/2016 5:26:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    2/13/2016 | Self
    There were two indictments unsealed in connection with the protest-occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. Newly charged were Geoffrey Stanek and Travis Cox. Stanek has been arrested, Cox has not yet been arrested at last report. There are now 25 people charged in connection with the protest. Back in 1968 when anti-Vietnam War protestors violently disrupted the Democratic National Convention, with f-bombs coming from their mouths and throwing excrement at the authorities, their leaders were charged. Their supporters and the mainstream media dubbed them "The Chicago Seven". Those now accused of protesting non-violently in Oregon may need a...
  • Ted Cruz Promises Nevada He’ll Get Its Land Back

    02/19/2016 1:04:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2016 | Chris White
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz promised Nevada voters he will transfer control of federally-held lands back to the states if he's elected. "If you trust me with your vote," Cruz says in a new ad revealed Thursday. "I will fight day and night to return full control of Nevada's lands to its rightful owners, its citizens." Cruz criticizes fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for his reluctance to champion state control of federal land. The ad begins by lamenting the fact that the federal government currently controls 85 percent of the land in Nevada, including the Lake Mead National...
  • You cannot let people take over federal property...at a certain point you have to do something

    02/10/2016 7:36:18 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 117 replies
    Jan 7, 2016 | Donald Trump
    "I think what I'd do, as president, is I would make a phone call to whoever, to the group," he said, adding later, "I'd talk to the leader. I would talk to him and I would say, 'You gotta get out -- come see me, but you gotta get out.'" "You cannot let people take over federal property," Mr. Trump said. "You can't, because once you do that, you don't have a government anymore. I think, frankly, they've been there too long." Mr. Trump said he wasn't necessarily suggesting a large-scale military action, but that "at a certain point you...
  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 12:25:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Go big or go home. If you enjoyed paying $1.59 a gallon for gas this past weekend, understand a few things. To the extent domestic production affects this, the oil industry is mostly gettings its resources on private lands. That’s because Obama, while he’s happy to take credit for the increased productivity and lower prices, is fighting new leases on federal lands wherever he can. That’s how he can reassure his left-wing base he’s an enemy of the oil industry while also taking credit for the low prices. But there is some oil being extracted on federal lands, and if...
  • NV Attorney General Adam Laxalt Leads the Charge for Ted Cruz in the Silver State

    02/04/2016 2:01:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    D&C ^ | February 4, 2016
    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt joined Dave and I to talk Ted...no not Ted Talks, Ted Cruz. Attorney General Laxalt will be stumping for Ted all across the state leading up to the Republican Nevada Caucus February 23rd, he believes that Senator Cruz is the best candidate, not only for the Country but for Nevada. One of the biggest issues in the west and specifically in Nevada is the amount of Federally controlled lands, something Attorney General Laxalt has been fighting against and he believes Senator Cruz would be the best candidate to help champion that fight.
  • Donald Trump takes on federal land control

    01/12/2016 6:06:16 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 75 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/8/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Trump says Americans shouldn't let the government turn the West into a federally-owned frontier. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Forget China, guns or immigration. Donald Trump is taking on a new issue: federal land ownership. In a new op-ed for the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Republican presidential front-runner rails against the "draconian rule" of the Bureau of Land Management and the Obama administration's "land grab" in the western United States. "The BLM controls over 85 percent of the land in Nevada," Trump explains. "In the rural areas, those who for decades have had access to public lands for ranching, mining, logging and energy...
  • Life Under an Iron Fist

    01/16/2016 6:55:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Activists protesting federal land mismanagement and the imprisonment of Dwight and Steven Hammond recently occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building in Oregon. Some facts, context and perspective may help people understand what's really going on here. At its core, this is about the often callous, iron-fisted hand of the federal government being slammed down on American citizens. Examples abound - from the IRS targeting 200 conservative groups, to the seizure of cars and bank accounts of innocent business owners, to heavily armed Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) agents bursting into Gibson Guitar facilities over phony exotic wood violations,...
  • What’ll happen when China owns the U.S. and we’re the aliens?

    06/11/2015 8:49:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/11/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The Obama administration is looking favorably at the plan by a Chinese economist to collateralize China’s enormous US debt with a huge swath of America’s Heartland which is, coincidentally, populated by a Conservative voting bloc. Our valuable real estate, infrastructure and profitable corporations, all in RED STATE territories, are now under the evil gaze of liberal operatives whose hatred for any and all things American is exceeded only by their greed and globalist nature. “Yu Qiao, a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsighua University in Beijing proposed in 2009 the plan for the...
  • New Natural Resources chief looks to overhaul federal land policy [energy, grazing, state run]

    03/23/2015 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2015 | Zack Colman interviews Rep. Rob Bishop (UT)
    Rep. Rob Bishop has a radical plan for changing public land policy, and it starts with an experiment in his home state of Utah. The Republican is known for shaking things up with his dry sense of humor and occasional belligerence toward Obama administration officials. Easily identified by his three-piece suits and coiffed white hair, the new House Natural Resources Committee chairman is trying to turn his panel from a legislative backwater into a driver of reform. Washington Examiner: With the Land and Water Conservation Fund, I hear a lot about how the states need more control. But how can...
  • Kilmer calls for swift renewal of Secure Rural Schools program ( WA and across the West )

    12/26/2014 4:35:35 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    kbkw ^ | December 19, 2014
    Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called on Congressional leaders to reauthorize a program that provides key support to rural communities. Representatives Kilmer, Chris Stewart (R-UT), Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) led a letter urging the swift renewal of Secure Rural Schools (SRS) to help counties with national forests. Since national forest land cannot be taxed by counties or states, for more than 100 years the Forest Service has shared revenues from timber harvests on federal lands with the nearby communities. In the letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the members pointed out that SRS...
  • Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

    12/04/2014 12:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 129 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Transfer of Public Lands Act’ demands Washington relinquish 31.2 million acres by Dec. 31. In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. ... With the 2012 law, Utah placed itself on...
  • Gartersnake protection lawsuit to cite grazing [federal biologists not consulted]

    11/07/2014 1:06:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | November 7, 2014 | EMERY COWAN
    It has been four months since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared two southwestern aquatic snakes threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Now, the Center for Biological Diversity has announced that it intends to sue the federal agency over its management of livestock grazing permits, saying they threaten the two listed snakes, the northern Mexican gartersnake and the narrow-headed gartersnake. The snakes are native to New Mexico and Arizona. In a letter to the Forest Service issued Tuesday, the Center argued that livestock grazing threatens the narrow-headed gartersnake and the northern Mexican gartersnake by damaging the riparian areas those...
  • Real solution to fed land mismanagement: fight elitist Progressivism

    05/25/2014 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 51 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jack Swift
    In the great dispute over utilization of our Federal lands in the West, the attempt is frequently made to end run the arguments over how best to manage those lands by asserting the Federal government has no capacity to own the lands. The argument goes that since the Constitution is a delegation of enumerated powers, if there is no provision therein for ownership of land, the Federal government must lack standing to be a legitimate owner. This is not an idle question. It is said to have given Jefferson great pause prior to deciding to make the Louisiana Purchase. However,...
  • End Crony Capitalism, Sell Federal Land, Limit Tax Breaks for the Rich

    05/23/2014 6:08:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Gummit don't work good. That conclusion, often that inelegantly expressed, seems to be more and more common, not only in the United States but around the world. It is certainly the verdict of John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge in their new book "The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State," although expressed, as you might expect from the editor and business editor of the Economist, in far more urbane language. Their thesis is that the state has been reinvented three times in the last 400 years, and needs reinvention once more. The first revolution they name after Thomas...
  • Feds’ latest land grab: Designate contested N.M. area a national monument

    05/20/2014 9:54:47 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    President Obama on Wednesday will declare a national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S. Mr. Obama will declare about 500,000 acres as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. About half of that land is expected to be set aside as wilderness, meaning it will be closed to vehicles and construction.
  • Obama to create largest national monument of his presidency [11th he's established]

    05/19/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Wednesday will designate nearly half a million acres in New Mexico as a national monument, the latest in a series of executive actions intended to improve environmental protections of federal lands. The president will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, the largest such designation of his presidency, during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior, the White House said Monday. It will be the 11th time the president has established a national monument during his term, and the largest designation in terms of land mass during his presidency.By contrast, former President...
  • Government's power over ranchers and their land is frightening

    05/18/2014 8:24:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/6/14 | fox
    Video at link