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Synopsis of Dan Love’s criminal activities laid out in OIG report

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — The subordinate told us he felt morally wrong about deleting the emails, but he did not discuss his feelings with the senior manager. He stated that he was “not going to tell a senior law enforcement [manager] no” because he felt that doing so might jeopardize his employment. He […]

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Radical greens’ DAPL assaults meet terrorist criteria under Patriot Act

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “…perpetrating acts of terrorism under the U.S. Patriot Act, including destruction of an energy facility, destruction of hazardous liquid pipeline facility, arson and bombing of government property risking or causing injury or death, arson and bombing of property used in interstate commerce, and depredation of government property; and (xiii) […]

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A history of USFS malfeasance in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — These structure fires occurred during the same time period that five cabins at Cabin Creek were ‘accidentally’ burned to the ground. In this instance, the rangers reported they were “burning garbage” when the flames suddenly got away from them. There was a group of professional forest fire fighters at […]

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Utah RS-2477 roads court victory could impact other cases throughout the West

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — In recent years, aggressive green groups and federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), have sparked conflicts over a number of Utah’s historical county roads, with the most notable case involving the road into San Juan County’s Recapture Canyon. Over a decade […]

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House Resources Committee mulls land bills removing federal roadblocks from local communities

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — H.R. 1547 rectifies a long-standing, unfulfilled agreement from 1989 between the City of Tucson, Arizona (City) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The deal gave the City clear title of Udall Park by removing BLM’s reversionary interest in exchange for $4 million worth of land. Due to […]

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Fired EPA staffers form ‘rogue’ anti-Trump support group

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Following eight years under Obama, where there were few constraints on the fatuousness of their policies, or the damage caused by regulatory assaults on private property and individual rights, these little dictators are now looking for other thrones from which to elevate their radicalism. The conventional wisdom that […]

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Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Zinke’s departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing in the West. Trump’s Interior Department Secretary, Montana rancher […]

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Wildfires ravage 3.2 million acres in 2017, and it’s only July

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — As of July 7, wildfires have consumed nearly 3.2 million acres throughout the country, and have impacted states from Alaska to Florida. Only a few thousand acres have been torched in prescribed burns designed to mitigate larger incidents. Earlier this year Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and other Midwestern states […]

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Probe into Dan Love’s criminal conduct by OIG bolstered by additional evidence

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Information within the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the Estate of Dr. James Redd against Dan Love and the federal government furthers the contention that he is a thief. The name ‘Dan Love’ has become synonymous with the arrogant attitudes and feckless, iron-fisted tactics so commonplace in federal […]

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New BLM plan targets ‘unsustainable’ attempts to manage wild horses

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — Good management of wild horses means treating them as what they are, livestock. Bison, once found in the millions on the wild prairies of North America, and driven to near-extinction in an effort to make room for western settlements, were saved and are being robustly restored by human […]

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House Natural Resources Reviews Antiquities Act Abuses, Possible Reversals

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — “Traditional Utah Navajo people are not magazine environmentalists but are real stewards of the land whose interests will be destroyed by a Bears Ears National Monument. Grassroots Utah Navajo people do not support this effort to convert our sacred lands into a federal designation that will subjugate them […]

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Bills to transfer federal control of lands to local stewardship progress through Congress

— Published with Permission of Free Range Report — “Sadly, these bills are necessary because the federal government has not recently been that good neighbor, and ideological zealots in our land management agencies have been obstructing vital local infrastructure projects and running roughshod over the wishes and jurisdictions of local communities…” ~ House Natural Resources […]