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  • Wildfires Will Become Worse Thanks To Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Says Fire Expert Who Predicted Uptick In Blazes

    09/13/2020 7:30:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 13, 2020 | CHRIS WHITE
    Bill Clinton’s land management rules and other liberal policies paved the way for future debilitating wildfires ... Zybach warned of potential disastrous wildfires shortly after Clinton signed a slate of rules in the mid-1990s that drastically reduced logging and road creation on federal lands. ... Shortly before leaving office in 2001, Clinton limited the ability of the United States Forest Service to thin out a dense thicket of foliage and downed trees on federal land... created a ticking time bomb ... “If you don’t start managing these forests, then they are going to start burning up. Thirty years later, they...
  • Huber to stay on as interim U.S. Attorney for Utah ( Bundy connections )

    03/20/2017 9:24:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    St. George News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Mori Kessler
    John Huber will continue to serve as the U.S. attorney for Utah, at least for the time being. Huber was given a reprieve by the U.S. Justice Department and will stay on as an interim U.S. attorney for the state for the next four months. Huber was one of 46 U.S. attorneys who were asked by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Friday to resign. ... Huber joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2002 and was appointed to become Utah’s U.S. Attorney in February 2015 with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch. Huber was confirmed by the Senate in June...
  • Recapture Canyon case want judge disqualified ( Utah : BLM )

    07/23/2015 8:22:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Ch 13 ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ben Winslow
    Lawyers for a San Juan County commissioner convicted of his role in a protest ride in Recapture Canyon are asking a judge to disqualify himself, citing his ties to an environmental group. ... Judge Shelby is “close friends” with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance’s legal director, Stephen Bloch, who has advocated for a stiff sentence for Lyman. Judge Shelby disclosed the relationship ... Steve Bloch, on behalf of SUWA, Steve Bloch and his wife Kara are friends of mine and have been for a long, long time. I practiced with Kara at Snow Christensen starting in 1999. My wife and...
  • Federal judge rules no off-road vehicles on Richfield BLM lands ( Utah )

    11/08/2013 6:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KSL Broadcasting ^ | November 5th, 2013 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups is hailing a federal judge's ruling Monday to strike down portions of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management plan they said gave deference to off-road vehicles at the expense of the environment. "This landmark decision is a resounding rejection of the BLM’s mismanagement of Utah’s stunning public lands,” said Stephen Bloch, legal director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. ... The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance was among seven groups that filed a legal challenge to the Bush-era plans following their adoption in 2008, contending they imperiled pristine landscapes. The Richfield plan...
  • Local companies named on ‘boycott’ list for supporting national monument proposal near Canyonlands

    12/09/2012 2:06:07 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Moab Times-Independent ^ | Dec. 6, 2012 | Steve Kadel
    Grand County companies whose owners signed a letter to President Obama supporting federal protection for 1.4 million acres surrounding Canyonlands National Park are facing an economic boycott that some say has been spurred by the locally-based Sagebrush Coalition. The coalition’s Facebook page includes a list of local and national companies that signed the Nov. 13 letter from the Outdoor Industry Association urging Obama to create the Greater Canyonlands National Monument. ... Sagebrush Coalition president James Tibbetts ... opposes monument status for land around Canyonlands National Park because it isn’t necessary. “We’ve used it all these years and we haven’t ruined...
  • Sheriff investigates road closure near Canyonlands ( RS 2477 Statute meets UN Agenda 21 )

    03/06/2012 4:07:27 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Feb 29, 2012
    Utah - The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the unlawful closing of a county road on BLM public lands. At the February 27 meeting of the County Commission, Commissioner Bruce Adams said the county claims the road and directed the county road department to destroy the berm “that has been placed in the middle of our road” and do whatever is required to make the road passable. Adams also asked that the road department track all costs on the project, in the event a citation is issued, to determine the restitution that would need to...
  • Freedom Rally [ Reopen ATV trail, Utah ]

    04/12/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    youtube | 10 April 2011 | welsmj64
    Video of Protest Rally This Rally was located in Monticello and Blanding Utah. The purpose of the Rally was to let the land agencies and all the environmental groups like SUWA and the Old Broads from Durango know that we have had enough. The hope is that through this peaceful assembly the feds and the environmentalist will see that San Juan County residence are united and want our way of life left alone.
  • Kane Co. takes road fight to federal appeals court ( Utah )

    05/06/2009 7:15:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 839+ views
    AP ^ | May 6, 2009
    A southern Utah county has taken its fight to manage roads in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to a federal appeals court, claiming that federal officials improperly closed routes to traffic. Lawyers for Kane County argued Wednesday before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that the county managed the roads for years before the nearly 2-million-acre monument was designated in 1996.
  • Sheriff’s letter surprises feds ( Culture of Corruption ? )

    08/05/2007 9:09:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,126+ views
    aspen times ^ | August 5, 2007 | Rick Carroll
    Even though federal authorities say Bert Fingerhut cheated bank investors out of millions of dollars, many in the Aspen community have shown support for him. Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis is among them. Braudis, who had never met Fingerhut until recently, wrote a letter to the federal judge who sentenced Finger­hut to two years in federal prison Friday. Braudis’ letter spoke highly of Fingerhut. It also surprised federal authorities. “That struck us that a sheriff would write a letter sup­porting a criminal,” said Assistant U. S. Attorney Karl Buch. “And he wrote it on his professional letterhead.” Fingerhut, 63, also...
  • Off-Road Rules

    07/08/2007 7:04:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1,219+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | June 30, 2007 | Christopher Ketcham
    For Kiley Miller and John Rzeczycki, owners of 160 acres of wild desert outside Moab, Utah, Easter brings jeeps. Hummers, too, and modified pickups, and stripped-down rock crawlers—by the tens of thousands they descend on Moab for the annual Easter Jeep Safari, one of the nation's largest off-road-vehicle events. The jeeps whine through gears on a windswept uplift named Black Ridge near the couple's property, leaving a spoor of beer cans and brake fluid. Once, a group of jeepers left a message on one of the Private Property signs Miller and Rzeczyckihad put up—a noose, as carefully knotted as a...
  • Kane near deal with BLM on road signs [The county will 'assert its right of way']

    12/21/2005 7:45:58 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 378+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/21/2005 | Joe Baird
    Tentative accord: The county will take signs off federal land but plans to 'assert its right of way' The long, sometimes nasty standoff between Kane County and the Bureau of Land Management over the county's unauthorized placement of road signs on federal land is on the verge of being settled. County and Interior Department officials on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement to end the dispute, which dates back over two years and intensified in February when the county began placing off-highway vehicle route signs in and around the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in defiance of BLM rules. Under the framework...