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Labrador Announces FAA Appeal on Lava Ridge Project

[BOISE] – Attorney General Raúl Labrador announced an administrative appeal yesterday with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The appeal asks the agency to reconsider its determinations that the Lava Ridge project, a proposed wind turbine development on Bureau of Land Management property in Idaho’s Magic Valley, poses “no hazard” to aviation in the area. The vast […]

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Labrador Letter: Combatting Biden’s Extremist Environmental Agenda

Dear Friends, I have exciting news to share with you. Working closely with my counterpart in Kentucky, we handed a significant defeat to the Biden Administration and their extremist environmental agenda through a lawsuit we filed at the end of last year. The suit was decided last week in a Kentucky district court and the […]

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Idaho, Kentucky, and Multistate Coalition Hands Significant Defeat to Biden Administration’s Green Agenda

Federal Judge Blocks Rule Targeting Gas-Powered Cars [BOISE]—Attorney General Raúl Labrador announced Tuesday that a federal judge blocked the Biden Administration’s highway emissions rule that tried to drive gas-powered cars off the road. As part of a 21-state coalition led by Kentucky, Idaho brought a challenge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District […]

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More ESG

While the Natural Asset Companies have been successfully put on hold, at least for now, there has been another Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scheme in the works. Originating out of the United Nations, ESG began with the idea that investors should determine how businesses operate on an environmental, social, and governance framework, or its […]

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Another environmentalist climate change scheme goes down in flames

Last week, another environmentalist climate change scheme went down in flames. A plan to control public lands and manipulate the stock market was halted in its tracks after I was joined by 24 other Attorneys General in sending a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission. We demanded the New York Stock Exchange abandon their […]

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Home on the Range

I was born in North Dakota and like almost every child growing up in “The Prairie Rose” State I have seen for myself the ruts in the prairie running for many miles where wild buffalo used to roam. From our current vantage point in history, we are disgusted with the stories of the willful slaughter […]

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Carbon Dioxide is Vital Plant Food

Carbon dioxide has been called a poison, yet it is actually the sustainer of all life on Earth. Plants grow from the carbon in carbon dioxide in the air, and animals grow from the carbon in the plants they eat. So, carbon dioxide cannot be a poison. Turn on the television any day of the […]

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Why the MHCA is a Threat to Idaho

It may be confusing to understand how a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposal in Montana, the Missouri Headwaters Conservation Area (MHCA), has anything to do with Idaho. Rule one, understand that federal agencies share the same ideological bed with non-governmental organizations (NGO). Rule two, they all share the same objectives and mission. And […]

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1,600 Scientists Oppose Man-Caused Climate Change

Greetings Senators Crapo and Risch; Representatives Simpson and Fulcher; Governor Little; Lt. Governor Bedke and the Idaho State Legislature: CC: Lisa Grow, CEO and president of Idaho Power: More and more scientists are opposing man-caused climate change due to Carbon Dioxide from fossil fuels. Now 1600 scientists have reinforced the 31,487 who previously opposed the […]

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Conservation Is About Connectivity

It is often difficult to explain something that doesn’t make sense in a way that it does make sense. Starting with the foundation of the insanity may be the place to start. It was previously revealed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adheres to international standards for conservation. Although “fragmentation” and “habitat” are frequently […]

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BLM Lawlessness Continues

While this information is about southeast Idaho, the issue is relevant for all Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land throughout Idaho. In March 2023, the BLM released its Upper Snake East Travel Management Plan Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that affects Fremont, Teton, Bonneville, Madison, Jefferson, Bingham, Power, and Clark Counties. The plan “proposes a network of designated routes and trails for […]

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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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