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  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • E.U. Countries Warn Britain on ‘Brexit’: You’ll Pay if You Leave Us

    06/19/2016 8:58:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 June 2016 | Steven Erlanger
    The rest of the European Union nations are looking at the possibility of a British departure from the bloc with disbelief, trepidation and anguish. But they are also preparing to retaliate. If Britons do vote in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union, they can expect a tough and unforgiving response, with capitals across the Continent intent on deterring other countries from following the British example, European officials and analysts said. In other words, Britain will be made to suffer for its choice. With other issues pressing, including Greek debt, the migrant crisis and terrorism, the largest and...
  • Senators push for wilderness within New Mexico monument

    06/11/2016 5:48:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    Almost a half-million acres in southern New Mexico were designated as a national monument two years ago. Now, members of the state's congressional delegation are pushing for portions of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks area to be set aside as wilderness. While praised by environmentalists, the effort is reigniting the concerns of local law enforcement about their ability to access the area to fight crime. The legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, would set aside more than 376 square miles - or nearly half of the monument - as wilderness. ... The Southwestern Border Sheriffs' Coalition...
  • Global Gun Control Advocates to Meet in NYC to Set UN Disarmament Agenda

    06/08/2016 1:28:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    New American ^ | June 5 2016 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Anti-gun globalists will meet in New York City this week discuss ways to confiscate small arms and ammunition from civilians and to consolidate monopoly control over those weapons in the hands of the governments of United Nations (UN) member states. The convention is part of a UN-controlled process of disarmament called the Programme of Action (PoA). From June 6-10 delegates from around the world will attend the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS6) of the PoA. This latest planning meeting will give delegates an opportunity to move the ball closer to the goal of ridding the world's civilian population of...
  • The Columbia River Treaty could mean the death of Idaho

    06/04/2016 3:59:20 PM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Idahoans for Liberty ^ | June 2, 2016 | Karen Schumacher
    With the new United Nations (UN) and federal government grand plan to steal what remains of our land through the ruse of ecosystem management, there is one grand daddy that will take all of Idaho in one fell swoop. In 1944 the United States and Canada began talks to jointly manage the Columbia River which crossed the border. Both came to an agreement in 1961 creating a treaty that would provide flood control, generate hydropower, and meet irrigation needs. This treaty, known as the ColumbiaTreaty, was finalized in 1961 and implemented in 1964. Because the river crossed borders, called transboundary,...
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the company’s environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolute’s alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace’ is a global fraud,” states the 124-page legal complaint. “For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves ‘Greenpeace’ has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society

    05/26/2016 3:06:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 5/25/16 | Stella Morabito
    ....Obama’s transgender directive isn’t about civil rights or bathroom use. It’s about state control over personal relationships. As usual, tyranny comes disguised as “civil rights.” The transgender movement has never been about “gender.” It’s all about sex. Sex is the real target. “Gender” is merely the politicized linguistic vehicle... It will serve to outlaw speech that identifies males as males and females as females... ...All such denials of reality require heavy-handed censorship. We have already seen the governors of South Dakota and Georgia fold.... ...Every single cell of you has either “male” or “female” written into its DNA, but the...
  • Energy industry sues over grouse plans ( Colorado )

    05/13/2016 7:12:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Oil and gas industry groups on Thursday sued federal agencies over revisions to land management plans in Colorado and other western states to protect the greater sage-grouse. The Western Energy Alliance and the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the suit in North Dakota, saying the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to follow proper procedures for public involvement in adopting the land use plan amendments. They also say the plans ignore sound science and will hurt western economies. Plan revisions being challenged include ones in northwest Colorado, where greater sage-grouse habitat substantially overlaps with oil and gas...
  • Wyoming rancher beats EPA in pond fight

    05/09/2016 9:25:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 5/9/2016 | Bob Unruh
    $16 million in fines dropped, threats canceled. A Wyoming rancher threatened by the Environmental Agency with $16 million fines for getting a state permit and building a stock pond on his ranch has reached a settlement that will have the fines go away and he’ll keep his stock pond. WND reported in 2015 on a lawsuit filed on behalf of Fort Bridger, Wyoming, rancher Andy Johnson by officialsl with the Pacific Legal Foundation seeking to vindicate his property rights. The lawsuit explained federal law clearly exempts stock ponds from the rules of the EPA, which had filed a compliance order...
  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 3:23:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after an official said the agency would not fully cover a Colorado county’s expenses stemming from the EPA-caused toxic wastewater spill at the Gold King Mine. Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Herald reported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday board of county commissioners meeting. Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, described the report as “outrageous” and “yet another example of the Washington double standard,” adding that he would work...
  • UN signing away national sovereignty today

    04/22/2016 4:12:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, the U.S. will have chosen a new president, while the United Nations has already crowned itself with King of the World status It’s not the Donald J. Trump proposed temporary wall to keep America safe from undocumented refugees that’ should be the biggest worry, but the wall getting the green light today at the United Nations. No one will be able to scale the UN wall, which makes—starting today—all of civilian society, walled-in-by-bureaucracy in global citizens.
  • Why living around nature could make you live longer (Not PC!)

    04/20/2016 7:27:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/19/16 | Chelsea Harvey
    Living closer to nature is better for your health, new research suggests — and may even extend your life. A study just published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who live in “greener” areas, with more vegetation around, have a lower risk of mortality. The health benefits are likely thanks to factors such as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that come with living near green spaces. The research relied on data from a vast long-term Harvard study funded by the National Institutes of Health called the Nurses’ Health Study, which has collected health information...
  • Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

    04/16/2016 8:22:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 8 2016 | AP
    Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty A record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, the United Nations said on Thursday. [ ] The UN said signatures from over 130 countries, including more than 60 heads of state and government, would surpass the previous record of 119 signatures on the opening day for signing an international agreement. That record is held by the opening day signing of the Law of the...
  • New Film Exposes Communist Roots of “Sustainability” Agenda

    04/14/2016 6:33:00 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 April 2016 | Alex Newman
    A powerful new documentary takes a fresh look at the global “green” agenda, often marketed under the misleading label “sustainable development,” and exposes it for the dangerous assault on human freedom that it is. Beyond that, the film shows how the so-called “sustainability” movement of today is little more than a poorly re-packaged version of the murderous “red” communist agenda that supposedly fell along with the Soviet Union — after killing hundreds of millions of people along the way. The film, It’s Easy Being Green When You Have No Choice: Sustainable Development and the End of History, provides a great...
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partners’ purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the world’s largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • The Politburo of the United Nations is already U.S. President

    04/13/2016 7:08:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | Judi McLeod
    Call on Ted Cruz and Donald Trump with this on-point message: “The most important issue before America and the Free World is STOPPING AGENDA 21 FULL STOP" No matter who emerges as the 45th president of the USA on November 8, it is not the newly-elected president who will get to control civil life. That privilege belongs to The Politburo of the United Nations, which while most people still seem to hold only in the abstract, now controls almost every facet of civilian life. The United Nations Politburo is already president of the United States; the president, prime minister and...
  • Navajo artists express experience with Gold Mine spill

    04/11/2016 9:02:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | April 10, 2016 | Jonathan Romeo
    New exhibition shows how tribe dealt with blowout last August. Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. It means “Water is Life,” and for the indigenous tribes affected by the mine blowout in August, the words sum up months of confusion, fear and sadness surrounding the health of critical southwest waterways. On Aug. 5, the Environmental Protection Agency breached the portal of the mine north of Silverton, sending an estimated...
  • Suit: US grouse protections driven by politics, not science

    04/11/2016 7:02:25 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    KTVZ.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Staff
    Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administration's sage-grouse protections say a trail of internal government documents shows politics was the driving force behind a pre-determined policy that flies in the face of its experts' own best science.
  • Your utility bill is safe, for now ( EPA )

    04/09/2016 10:11:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 12, 2016 | Greg Walcher
    the U.S. Supreme Court .. issued an injunction blocking the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan, which would end America’s use of coal, its cheapest and most abundant source of electricity. ... Western Colorado’s economy is so dependent on coal. It employs more than 2,000 people and generates $58 million in federal and state royalties, $28 million in private landowner royalties, $4.5 million in reclamation funds, and pays $28 million in property, severance, and sales taxes — all of it on the Western Slope. EPA has never tried anything so unpopular in its 45-year history, and that is saying...
  • Forest Service hosts Peruvian officials to learn natural resource management

    04/08/2016 7:13:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Summit Daily ^ | August 27, 2015 | Alli Langley
    Peruvian natural resource managers have questions about how to protect their country’s forests, and they came to Summit County for answers. A U.S. Forest Service division called International Programs, which promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation in foreign countries, brought top-level Peruvian officials for an educational tour that started Monday in Washington D.C. and ends Friday in Denver. ... In 2009, a U.S-Peru free trade agreement stipulated that Peru must curtail illegal logging, which undercuts the U.S. timber sector, and sustainably manage natural resources, said Erin Carey, who worked with the Forest Service International Programs for the last five...
  • If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead

    03/21/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | March 21, 2016 | charles smith
    Once the Oligarchy is above the law, the Republic is already dead. To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway: How did you lose your Republic? Two ways, gradually and then suddenly. The Romans experienced this when their Republic was extinguished by Empire. The erosion of the Republic was gradual: slowly but surely, the lower classes' representation in governance was curtailed; the Oligarchy of the wealthy and powerful cemented their privileges at the expense of the many; Oligarchs rose above the laws that were supposed to apply to all, and executive power was consolidated in top administrators and the wealthy at the expense of...
  • Did FBI Agents Dispose of Bullet Casings from Shots that were Fired at LaVoy Finicum’s Truck?

    03/19/2016 7:04:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | March 18, 2016 | Tim Brown
    Bullet casings from rounds allegedly fired from an FBI agent at LaVoy Finicum’s truck back on January 26, 2016 have conveniently vanished into thin air following a FBI investigation of itself... at least one FBI agent was alleged to have been under investigation by the FBI for firing two shots in the direction of the truck at the time it averted a road block and slammed into a snow bank, although the FBI special agent in charge claimed he didn’t know who he was investigating because he didn’t know who fired. Yes, he actually said that! ... The reason they...
  • Did Valerie Jarrett Order the Hit on LaVoy Finicum?

    03/18/2016 7:36:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 18, 2016 | Tim Brown
    As we are digging further into the murder of LaVoy Finicum and the ambush of the protestors from the Oregon refuge and their subsequent arrest, we are finding very disturbing information. ... that the White House orchestrated the entire thing and that when it comes to calling the shots, we don't look to Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, but rather to Obama's mama, Valerie Jarrett. First, let me remind you that there are over 600 emails and texts that indicate the Governor Brown was in the loop on everything that was going on in Oregon during the protest at the...
  • EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout Was No Accident

    03/14/2016 12:55:06 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 93 replies
    /dailycaller ^ | 03/14/2016 | Michael Bastasch and Ethan Barton
    Obama administration officials called the Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado an “accident,” but an analysis of government documents and public statements makes clear the disaster was anything but accidental. The Environmental Protection Agency intentionally opened up the abandoned mine, which unleashed 3 million gallons of toxic waste into nearby rivers that residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and the Navajo Nation depend upon for drinking water. Agency administrator Gina McCarthy even called the mine spill an “unfortunate accident” in an Aug. 11, 2015, speech on the matter, but EPA officials have since been more cautious in describing the event....
  • 'Unprecedented' UN global data gathering to add huge amounts of information...

    03/14/2016 1:23:49 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2016 | George Russell
    Six months after giving birth to a cluster of nebulous Sustainable Development Goals that aim to dramatically change the economic, social and environmental course of the planet, the United Nations is working on a drastic renovation of global data gathering to measure progress against its sweeping international agenda.
  • Denver a finalist to become country’s first “Smart City”

    03/13/2016 7:25:49 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Fox 31 KVDR Denver ^ | 12 Mar, 2016 | DREW ENGELBART
    DENVER -- Denver is one of seven finalists for the country’s first ever “Smart City” and a $50 million prize. The “Smart City” challenge will choose one city to define what it means to be a “Smart City” and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Denver along with Austin, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco as the finalists. The U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged up to $40 million and...
  • Obama administration pays out $500m to climate change project

    03/08/2016 6:47:37 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7 March 2016 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The first chunk of a $3bn commitment made at the Paris climate talks ‘shows the US stands squarely behind climate commitments’, the State Department said. The Obama administration has made a first installment on its $3bn pledge to help poor countries fight climate change – defying Republican opposition to the resident’s environmental plan. The $500m payment to the Green Climate Fund was seen as critical to shoring up international confidence in Barack Obama’s ability to deliver on the pledges made at the United Nations’ climate change conference in Paris in late 2015. Obama is expected to announce a number of...
  • 'Slush Fund': Senator Slams State Dept. for $500M Payment to Green Climate Fund

    03/09/2016 7:49:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2016 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday slammed the administration’s handover of $500 million to the U.N. Green Climate Fund, asking a State Department official how the “handout to foreign bureaucrats” could be justified at a time when there were “real problems” that need to be addressed at home. Barrasso told Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom he viewed the payment to the “new international climate change slush fund” — the first installment of a $3 billion pledge — as both a misuse of taxpayer dollars and a violation of legislation that prohibits federal agencies from spending federal funds...
  • 2-person crews may be required on railroads ( Colorado )

    03/04/2016 11:41:27 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | March 3, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Railroads would be required to have at least two crew members aboard freight trains when they are traversing the state under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House . ... Minority Leader Brian Del Grosso, R-Loveland, took the Democrats to task over the bill, saying it is a poor way to deal with a problem he said they created. He said over the past several years, Democrats have made policy decisions that have contributed to the slowdown, and even closure of coal mines, citing the recent closure of the Bowie No. 2 mine near Paonia specifically. That...
  • Bowie shuts down coal mine ( Jobs & Energy : Colorado )

    02/27/2016 7:55:01 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 26, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The North Fork Valley is now down to one operating coal mine after Friday’s announcement that the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia is being idled. Kentucky-based Bowie Resource Partners said in a news release that the action is occurring “as a result of continued market deterioration.” “The mine will remain idle while the market for Bowie No. 2 coal is evaluated,” the company said. The mine employs 108 full-time employees and one contractor. Bowie said it expects that 68 positions will be eliminated ... Just a few years ago, Bowie No. 2 employed more than 300 miners ... Another...
  • USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

    02/23/2016 10:20:24 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | February 14, 2016
    If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal. The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaksa refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify. The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy's issues were in...
  • Coal production down at Twentymile Mine ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    02/22/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Craig Daily Press ^ | February 19, 2016 | Matt Stensland
    The downward slide continued for Colorado's coal industry in 2015, highlighted by production at Routt County's Twentymile Mine, which was down 38 percent. Statewide, production in Colorado was down 18.5 percent, with 18.7 million tons, the lowest amount of coal mined in 23 years. ... Colorado Mining Association President Stuart Sanderson said the drop in production is a result of lower demand, but it was not caused by natural market forces. What we are seeing is the direct result of government regulations that are designed to drive coal out of the energy mix," Sanderson said. He called Colorado's 2010 Clean...
  • Energy Policy Center Report: Electricity rates skyrocket across all Colorado sectors

    02/15/2016 3:03:41 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | February 15, 2016 | michael
    Across all sectors of Colorado the cost of electricity has skyrocketed more than 67 percent between 2001 and 2014, easily exceeding median income growth and the expected rate of inflation . ... For all sectors between 2001 and 2014, the cost per kilowatthour jumped from just over 6 cents to more than 10 cents, or 67.11 percent. ... the data for the remaining sectors emphasizes the double impact that increased energy costs have in the form of rapidly escalating electricity rates on Colorado ratepayers, who see not only their own personal energy costs rise, but are hit a second time...
  • ‘Welcome Back Carter’ ( Destroying good paying jobs and )

    02/12/2016 12:06:40 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | William Perry Pendley
    Obama on federal coal mining is a throwback to Carter administration failings. resident Obama's plot to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to kill federal coal mining with a thousand paper cuts is not the first time he has used NEPA to try to end energy development. Disturbingly, his scheme is a throwback to President Carter and a decade-long moratorium that ended only when President Reagan took office. Meanwhile millions of Americans, vast regions and the nation's economy will suffer. In 2009, the Obama administration settled a "sweetheart lawsuit" by environmental groups by agreeing to a NEPA study on...
  • California Coastal Commission Ousts CEO Charles Lester

    02/11/2016 2:34:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | February 11, 2016 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    The powerful agency that manages development on California’s coastline fired its executive director Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government. The California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to dismiss Charles Lester, who has held the post since 2011. The shake-up raises questions about the direction of an agency often caught in the clash between property rights and conservation. The panel has broad sway over construction and environmental issues in coastal areas that include some of the most coveted...
  • Pelosi Wants to Discuss Requiring All Young Women to Register for Draft

    02/11/2016 9:52:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2016 | 11:53 AM EST | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNSNews.com at her press briefing on Thursday that requiring young women to register for the draft is "an issue that we should discuss." [...] "I think it's an issue that we should discuss. I think we should discuss it. Every time we use the word 'draft', people get a misunderstanding about what you're talking about, but I have supported women in every role in the military including Commander in Chief." ...
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • Audubon Goes over the Edge (Jan/Feb 2016 issue promotes anti-science alarmism)

    02/04/2016 8:37:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Master Resource ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bob Endlich
    The cover of the January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine proclaims: Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in. In reality, it is the magazine's writers and editors who have gone over the edge with their misleading reports on the Arctic.
  • Oregon Standoff – Agenda 21 and the BLM Uranium and Gold Deal

    02/02/2016 8:31:37 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    farmwars.info ^ | 1/12/2016 | Barbara H. Peterson
    It appears that there is much more to the Hammond/Bundy story than meets the eye. For a bit of history, let’s go to Tri-State Livestock News:
  • Rally for Public Lands Held in Seattle

    01/25/2016 8:45:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    NW Sportsman Mag ^ | 1/25/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    A hunter, veteran, retired fisheries biologist and others rallied for public lands in downtown Seattle early this afternoon. Make no mistake, Mark Heckert of the Washington chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers told a crowd of 75 at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, the group that took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month and their agenda is not going away unless it is countered. Speaking forcefully, Heckert, a biologist from Puyallup, called himself a "patriot" who enjoys going out into the wild country of public lands where he can feel like a king. He said that...
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Farewell to the man who invented 'climate change’

    01/17/2016 7:20:30 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 6:55PM GMT 05 Dec 2015 | Christopher Booker
    Farewell to the man who invented 'climate change’ To this day, global climate policy is still shaped by the agenda of Maurice Strong, a Canadian multimillionaire During the Second World War, having emerged from humble origins in the Great Depression, Strong became convinced that the new United Nations should become a world government, dedicated to ensuring that the wealth enjoyed by the richer countries of the West should be spread out around the world’s underprivileged majority. In 2005, Strong was caught having been illicitly paid $1 million from the UN’s Oil for Food programme, supposedly set up to allow Saddam...
  • Farm bureau leader calls out feds on burn policy

    01/16/2016 9:55:57 AM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Daily Astorian ^ | 1/13/16 | Dan Wheat
    Same practice landed ranchers in jail OKANOGAN, Wash. — It’s “outrageous and hypocritical” that the federal government imprisoned two Oregon ranchers for a backburn that got away from them and burned a little over 100 acres of public land while federal and state agencies backburned thousands of acres of private land in Okanogan County last summer and were not held accountable, the president of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau says.
  • In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

    01/15/2016 7:06:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 14, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official. The move would represent a significant setback for the coal industry, effectively freezing new coal production on federal lands and sending a signal to energy markets that could turn investors away from an already flailing industry. President Obama telegraphed the step in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, saying, "I'm going...
  • Donald Trump takes on federal land control

    01/12/2016 6:06:16 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 75 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/8/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Trump says Americans shouldn't let the government turn the West into a federally-owned frontier. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Forget China, guns or immigration. Donald Trump is taking on a new issue: federal land ownership. In a new op-ed for the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Republican presidential front-runner rails against the "draconian rule" of the Bureau of Land Management and the Obama administration's "land grab" in the western United States. "The BLM controls over 85 percent of the land in Nevada," Trump explains. "In the rural areas, those who for decades have had access to public lands for ranching, mining, logging and energy...
  • Act will affect every family with children (Scotland "Named Person Act"

    01/10/2016 12:04:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 56 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 12/21/15 | Mark Boni
    The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, which received Royal Assent in March 2014, will assign a "named person" to every child in Scotland up to the age of 18 (and even beyond should the child remain in school after 18). The only exception applies to children of persons in the armed forces. The named person, for example a midwife, health worker or school teacher, will have the power to receive and share information about the child in a number of circumstances. The legislation as presently framed does not provide a parent with any say in who the named...
  • David Cameron: parents should be taught how to control children

    01/12/2016 6:47:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 9, 2016 | Daniel Boffey
    The prime minister will call for a revolution in child rearing this weekend by suggesting that all parents should attend classes on how to discipline their children. In a move likely to enrage those fearful of an encroaching "nanny state", David Cameron will say that it should be the norm for parents to receive instruction on how to behave around their offspring. As part of a speech on the family, Cameron will announce plans for a parenting classes voucher scheme, claiming that all parents need help and that there is too little state-sponsored guidance on offer. "In the end, getting...
  • The Larger, but Quieter Than Bundy, Push to Take Over Federal Land

    01/10/2016 2:58:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The New York times ^ | January 10th, 2016 | By JACK HEALY and KIRK JOHNSON
    ENVER — Ken Ivory, a Republican state representative from Utah, has been roaming the West with an alluring pitch to cattle ranchers, farmers and conservatives upset with how Washington controls the wide-open public spaces out here: This land is your land, he says, and not the federal government’s. Mr. Ivory, a bespectacled business lawyer from suburban Salt Lake City, does not fit the profile of a sun-scoured sagebrush rebel. But he is part of a growing Republican-led movement pushing the federal government to hand over to the states millions of acres of Western public lands — as well as their...
  • The Larger Motive Behind the Groping Jihad

    01/09/2016 11:29:40 AM PST · by Petrosius · 52 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | January 8, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Before I get into the substance of tonight's essay, I'd like to offer my deep gratitude to Nash Montana, who became a translation dynamo during the aftermath of events in Cologne and other cities. She translated three or four videos per day, and often an equal or greater number of articles. Thanks to her (and Vlad) the English-speaking world was able to get a well-rounded account of what was happening in Germany and Austria. Just over a week ago the culture-enrichers of Cologne went out for a wild night on the town. It was Silvester night, what we call New...