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

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

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...
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Western leaders applaud Interior’s rollback of Obama-era methane rule

Western leaders applaud Interior’s rollback of Obama-era methane rule

— Published with Permission of WesternWire.net — “[T]he BLM believes that the 2015 final rule unnecessarily burdens industry with compliance costs and information requirements that are duplicative of regulatory programs of many states and some tribes...
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Utah RS-2477 roads court victory could impact other cases throughout the West

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

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.....
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Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

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

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

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&#821...
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New BLM plan targets ‘unsustainable’ attempts to manage wild horses

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...
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Corridors and Connectivity (Part 3 of 6)

Corridors and Connectivity (Part 3 of 6)

Part 3 of a 6 Part Series This is the third of a six-part series. The reader is strongly urged to visit these websites and study what is discussed in these articles in order to make an informed decision. Part...
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Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Part 2 of 6)

Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Part 2 of 6)

Part 2 of a 6 Part Series This is the second of a six-part series. The reader is highly encouraged to go to these websites and study what is discussed in these articles in order to make an informed decision. After...
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Would move west improve BLM accountability, or put the fox in the hen house?

Would move west improve BLM accountability, or put the fox in the hen house?

— Published with Permission of Free Range Report — All this make it worth pondering the question of whether BLM HQ should be moved to rural Western Colorado–which, by the way, has been economically harmed because of anti-fossil fuel BLM...
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