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February 13, 2018 by

What was taken out of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments?

Many of the areas cut from protection in both monuments are rich in oil, gas, and coal resources On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump announced historic reductions to public […]

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February 2, 2018 by

The Trump and Zinke great American public land sell-off continues

A 60-day moratorium on new mining claims expires in Utah as Bureau of Land Management begins crafting new management protocol for special interests February 2nd marked the end of protections […]

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January 29, 2018 by

Congresswoman Herrera Beutler says one thing, does another for protecting public lands

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler seems to have become accustomed to the tried-and-true Washington, D.C., tradition of making up a new position when the old one becomes unpopular. She recently falsely […]

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January 22, 2018 by

Zinke ignores westerners’ sage grouse advice

In the final hours of 2017, when most of us were with our families enjoying the holiday season, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration announced that […]

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January 17, 2018 by

Walden should clearly explain his views on public lands

Congressman Greg Walden seems to be well-practiced at a trick long known to long-term politicians in Washington, D.C.: Your constituents won’t find out about everything you say and do in […]

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January 17, 2018 by

Zinke’s veiled ‘American Energy Dominance’ rhetoric

Record oil & gas exports while America’s strategic reserves sit at historic lows As more and more of America’s public lands are put on the auctioning block for oil and […]

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December 11, 2017 by

Did another mineral resource influence Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument decision?

Coal isn’t the only mineral resource in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that may have influenced Secretary Zinke’s and President Trump’s efforts to slash its acreage by nearly half. Before the […]

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December 4, 2017 by

Trump/ Zinke public lands move “a dangerous turn” away from national stewardship of outdoor legacy

Unprecedented and unlawful plan to gut protections for iconic public lands a disturbing move  In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of historic reductions of protected public lands in Utah, Chris […]

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November 29, 2017 by

ICYMI: More evidence of Budd-Falen’s land seizure agenda

Likely nominee for Bureau of Land Management director Karen Budd-Falen flanked by land seizure advocates at Montana event In a land use management presentation, Karen Budd-Falen, Secretary Zinke’s leading rumored […]

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November 29, 2017 by

Zinke’s gift to his oil & gas friends

Over the next month, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is preparing to announce a series of oil and gas lease sales across the West. Given the administration’s favoritism to […]

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