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Natural Resources

We don’t need a fossil fuel famine to protect the environment

June 25, 2018 0

The latest effort to stop all use of oil and gas – the “Leave it in the Ground” movement – was started by a handful of wealthy activists, and its media visibility has grown steadily. That is partly because high-profile…

Colorado official promotes international benefits of Jordan Cove LNG project

June 6, 2018 0

Jordan Cove promises significant benefits to the Asian and eastern European countries that want to import Colorado natural gas with the hope of providing their economies and citizens with the long-term benefits that come from clean, affordable, and reliable energy…

‘Crack reporters’ reveal not-so-shocking information; Utah has minerals!

May 13, 2018 0

The Department readily released the documents (how refreshing), and what they revealed appears to have shocked the eastern press establishment to its core. Namely, top officials were aware that the two monuments included lands that contain valuable minerals, especially coal.…

The Looming Copper Supply Crunch

May 8, 2018 0

An infograph is worth a thousand words: But I threw some words in at the end of it for good measure.    The Looming Copper Supply Crunch Copper is among the three most used metals in the world, and high…

Ranching

Study: Cattle grazing benefits endangered species habitat

July 15, 2018 0

...Fish and Wildlife Service report: “Grazing benefits endangered wildlife, specifically by reducing the dominance of non-native grasses that suck up water and shorten the seasonal lifespan of pool breeding habitats.” Dan Murphy Drovers Cattle as Conservationists There is a key…

Tribal politics ignites South Dakota ranchers’ conflict

July 4, 2018 0

In many places, there are no fences that divide Temple's land and the other land, which the tribe leases to ranchers as range units. In 2012, Temple was told that the tribe had cancelled his lease for two of the units…

Cattle killer grizzly put down near Red Lodge, Montana

June 29, 2018 0

Live traps were set to catch the bear around the rolling sagebrush hills where the cattle had died. FWP wildlife biologist Shawn Stewart estimates that the bear was five to seven years old and the bear that was caught had…

U.S. farmland vanishing at rate of 3 acres every minute

May 16, 2018 0

The analysis tracks farmland conversion in the continental U.S. between 1992 and 2012, showing nearly 31 million acres of farmland — equal to all the farmland in Iowa — were lost to development in that 20-year period. That’s equivalent to…

Land Disputes

Senator Lee advances bill to put Utah on equal footing with Alaska, Wyoming

July 13, 2018 0

First, in 1996, at the height of his re-election campaign, President Bill Clinton used the Antiquities Act to create a 1.5 million-acre monument in southern Utah. Environmental activists were on hand for Clinton’s announcement in Arizona, but no one from…

Navarro rejects prosecution’s final attempt to nail Bundy Ranch defendants

July 5, 2018 0

Myhre’s team of prosecutors had dismissed several claims of missing and hidden evidence by the defendants as “fantastical” and a “fishing expedition.” However, an investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) handling of the 2014 Nevada standoff with the…

Forest Service road closures discriminate against the disabled, young children

June 29, 2018 0

Disabled individuals are barred from entering Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas because wheelchairs are mechanical devices prohibited by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Therefore motorized access to national forests is critical for many disabled, elderly and even very young children…

Federal Reservation System perpetuates racial strife, unwilling slavery

May 30, 2018 0

The issue stirred up by Grayeyes illuminates the real problem faced by San Juan County, thanks to political radicals and the federal courts. Years of federal overreach and meddling has made Native Americans and non-Natives in the county slaves to…

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