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Why does our Government Subsidize Corporations?

The government began Oil subsidies back in 1916 to speed up depreciation of drilling costs which can be quite substantial. A second subsidy was the oil depletion allowance, that became law in 1926. The oil depletion allowance is the biggest incentive to invest in drilling for oil, natural gas and fracking and without this allowance, […]

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Attorney General Raul Labrador Rejects Lava Ridge Wind Farm

Finally, Idaho has an Attorney General who actually stands up for the rights of the people he serves. We have published several articles about the dangers and hazards of the Lava Ridge wind farm project and finally Idaho’s AG Raul Labrador has taken a stand on this issue. In a letter to Kasey Prestwich at […]

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Don’t Let Lava Ridge Become Another Bunkerville

Idahoans probably remember the 2014 standoff that occurred between Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Bunkerville, Nevada, and also involved Americans from across the U.S. coming to support Bundy.  The press described the scene as a law-breaking rancher and inappropriately labeled supporters “domestic terrorists” and other derogatory names.  These “terrorists” were blamed […]

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Is The BLM Violating Grazing Laws? Part 2

Grazing Coordination Plan This is long, but more importantly, the need to get the information out exceeds the length of the article. In Part 1, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Lava Ridge Wind Project was reviewed for potential violations by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding grazing laws. Contained within the […]

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Is The BLM Violating Grazing Laws? Part 1

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lava Ridge project is part of a clean energy agenda between government and corporate partnerships that will degrade Idaho land. Idaho is caught up in this agenda through LS Power which plans to bring wind turbines to the Magic Valley. When Magic Valley Energy (MVE) is mentioned, it is […]

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Who Is Behind Lava Ridge?

Idaho has a crisis brewing in the Magic Valley area and every Idahoan in the state needs to pay attention. Lava Ridge is a proposed project on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land that would build up to 400 wind turbines, 7 substations, 248 miles of collector lines, 19 miles of transmission lines, 486 miles […]

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The Lava Ridge Project is another Climate Change Boondoggle by the Feds

This is what happens when the Feds own 62% of our land. Let’s take a trip down memory lane: To start we should discuss some of the great things that the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service have done for Idaho before we talk about these turbines. Do our elected federal Senators and Representatives in […]

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Stop Lava Ridge! Don’t Let the Feds Make Idaho a Vassal of California

It’s an easy sport for politicians to complain about Washington D.C. After all, D.C. is where so many ill-advised ideas are dreamt up and put into federal law, regulation, or judicial opinion. It’s much more difficult to find examples of federal overreach that everyone can agree on. The Lava Ridge Wind Project, however, is one […]

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It’s Not Just ONE Thing

As many of you know, I and many others have been working tirelessly to put an end to the Lava Ridge Wind Project, currently under consideration for approval by the BLM. The multi-billion dollar corporation, LS Power – currently identified as Magic Valley Energy — is the purveyor of this atrocity coming to our land. […]

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Stop the Salmon Falls Wind Project

Please help stop the Salmon Falls and Lava Ridge Wind Farms projects. Please contact Governor Little and our Congressional Delegation and express strong opposition to these taxpayer paid for boondoggles. NONE OF THE ELECTRICITY STAYS IN IDAHO! THESE PROJECTS RAPE THE LANDS OF IDAHO! THERE ARE NO BENEFITS TO IDAHO! The many reasons are listed […]

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Truth to Power

Is Idaho still the “Gem” State? Do we as adventure lovers, farmers, hunters, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and transplants really grasp the serious state of peril Idaho faces? I do and I pray to God that you do too. I have been traveling all over this beautiful State for the last few months. This experience has […]

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Green Energy is About Control

Rain! Rain all day and all night. And cloudy weather for weeks on end. When the sun does not shine there is no power from solar panels. And, often when it is quite cold there is little wind to run the wind turbines. I have often thought that within the present administration there surely must […]

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