Chris Saeger

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June 27, 2016 by

Why coal mines close — spoiler: it’s the economy

The risky business decisions and excessive executive salaries are far more to blame for the coal industry’s decline than any federal regulation. Federal regulations regarding mining are not the reason […]

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June 22, 2016 by

Idle oil wells a multi-million dollar liability to taxpayers

In an article published last week, the Salt Lake Tribune explored the costs, conflicts and risks associated with a growing number of inactive, un-reclaimed oil and gas wells on federal […]

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June 15, 2016 by

Senate should stand with the West and drop riders to defund BLM methane waste rule

The House of Representatives has missed a big opportunity to protect Western communities from fiscal waste and protect taxpayer dollars. They just passed an irresponsible budget bill packed with giveaways to […]

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June 15, 2016 by

NEW POLL: Utahans oppose wasting tax dollars on expensive land transfer lawsuit

A new poll released today by the Western Values Project underscores the divisiveness of a proposed lawsuit against the federal government that is meant to force the transfer of national […]

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June 3, 2016 by

Southwest Colorado Officials, Businesses and Residents Call on BLM to Prepare a New, Balanced Energy Plan

Southwest Colorado is known around the world as the home of Mesa Verde National Park. But the park is just the centerpiece of a much broader landscape of public and […]

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April 26, 2016 by

Red FLAG: 8 times Rob Bishop just didn’t get when it comes to public lands

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop’s Federal Lands Action Group meets again today to discuss strategies for transferring national public lands and parks to states – a move many observers have said will […]

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April 20, 2016 by

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April 19, 2016 by

Jewell speech on parks Centennial rightly highlights MLPs

To help mark the centennial of the National Park System, Secretary Jewell spoke today about the 100-year history of the Park System, but she also spoke about preserving Parks over […]

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March 28, 2016 by

5 energy myths about coal energy generation in Montana

Coal development has dominated the headlines in southeast Montana for some time.  While we’ve looked closely at the federal coal leasing program, it’s also worth examining what happens when that […]

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March 27, 2015 by

BLM Takes the Right Approach on Dinosaur Trail Plan

The BLM took the right approach today when they opened the door to collaborative planning for growth and conservation at the doorstep of Dinosaur National Monument in northwest Colorado. Its Dinosaur Trail Master […]

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