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Congress explores environmental destruction caused by illegal border crossings

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “Illegal migrants, human traffickers, and drug smugglers, whether crossing by foot or using vehicles cause substantial damage to the natural and cultural resources found on federal lands. Tremendous amounts of human waste and garbage are left on borderlands every year. Medical supplies, diapers, clothing, and even broken-down cars are […]

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BLM moves to reverse Obama’s job-killing ‘venting and flaring’ rule

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — This 2016 Obama rule included numerous administrative and regulatory burdens that are not necessary and would have significantly hindered job creation, energy production and economic growth. Further, the revised analysis by the Trump Administration found that the Obama rule’s compliance costs for industry and implementation costs for the BLM […]

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Who owns the view? Viral video poses questions about BLM photography permits

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “The camera equipment that we had was legit… long story short (BLM) pulled us off at the trail, brought us right to the BLM office and sat down with our team and I just tried to explain to them, look, I’ve been doing Easter Safari since ’95. And, look […]

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Wooten letter exposes abuse, religious bigotry in Dan Love’s BLM operation

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The misconduct caused considerable disruption in our workplace, was discriminatory, harassing and showed clear prejudice against the defendants, their supporters and Mormons. Often times this misconduct centered on being sexually inappropriate, profanity, appearance/body shaming and likely violated privacy and civil rights. Part 1 of 2 Federal Judge, Gloria Navarro’s dismissal […]

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Feds, ASPCA raid lawful farm of rare Game Fowl breeder

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “My birds are dying and missing in the care of the ASPCA. If you go to Tommy Carrano legal defense fund, you can also see all the interviews of my neighbors. They are outraged.” He concluded, “There was nothing of this farm when I bought it. Nine years of hard work […]

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DOI reverses job-killing Obama-era mineral withdrawal in Minnesota

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — These bureaucratic decisions could decimate local economies, stifle job creation as well as cause significant harm to K-12 education and mining in Minnesota. These were political, anti-mining and anti-education actions taken by the Obama Administration… On December 22, the Congressional Western Caucus (CWC) issued a press release summarizing the Government’s rejection […]

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Senate swamp creatures playing politics with public lands management

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The Department of Interior is charged with creating and implementing policies governing America’s public lands, energy and mineral resources, waters, etc. But without expedient confirmation of Trump’s nominees, the department remains moored in the previous administration’s quicksand of big government overreach. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary, Ryan Zinke, sent […]

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BLM reverses Obama-era mineral leasing ban on 10 million acres in West

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “The proposal to withdraw 10 million acres to prevent (only) 10,000 from potential mineral development was a complete overreach.” — Acting BLM Director, Mike Nedd Mining, not unlike ‘fracking,’ is one of the big boogey men the anti-public lands management movement uses to further its false narrative that resource […]

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Ranchers urge permanent repeal of ‘Death Tax’

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “I managed the ranch for my mother who passed away in 2012. In 1977 the ranch was worth about one million dollars, in 2012 it was worth over 20 million. My mother did no estate planning, had made numerous ‘gifts’ and we were hit with over five million in […]

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Leaked Video: Are feds lying about Bunkerville LEOs being ‘outgunned’?

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “…there were no incidents of actual aggression on the parts of any of the protesters. There were over a hundred protesters who went to Bunkerville to defend Bundy’s cattle, but many on the scene were women, children, and curious onlookers. It’s true the feds were ‘outnumbered,’ but the implication […]

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Zinke ‘Wildland Fire Directive’ emphasizes fuels reduction

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — This year-to-date, 47,700 wildfires have burned 8 million acres across the country, with the majority of the devastation in the states of California and Montana. High-profile fires in Yosemite and Glacier National Parks have caught national headlines, however millions of acres of forest and grassland have burned in recent […]

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Interior Department giving tribes, states more sway over wildlife conservation

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “The Trump Administration is working hard with states and local communities to find solutions that are driven at the local level, rather than in Washington, D.C. As a hunter, I know the work of state wildlife agencies is absolutely critical to wildlife conservation in the United States.” — David […]