Tag: Department of the Interior

The fox and the hen house: Bernhardt at Interior

by GEORGE OCHENSKI as published on The Missoulian Bernhardt has already upended the sage grouse conservation plan that was intended to keep the birds from being listed for Endangered Species Act protections. Everyone has heard the old saying about “the fox guarding the hen house” — which generally means […]

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Interior Department Is Filled With Ex-Lobbyists Who Are Cozy with Their Former Employers, New Ethics Complaint Shows

by Jimmy Tobias, Jesse Coleman as published on The Intercept A lengthy ethics complaint filed Feb. 20th by the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, outlines “a disturbing pattern of misconduct” at the scandal-plagued Interior Department… Only a few short weeks after President Donald Trump nominated […]

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Grand jury is examining whether former interior secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators

Source: The Washington Post By Juliet Eilperin and Lisa Rein “Making false statements to federal officials constitutes a crime…” Prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington in their probe of whether former interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators, according to two individuals […]

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THE TRUTH #29 – BLM’s big gift to livestock grazing on public lands: Outcome Based Grazing Authorizations (OBGA) allows grazing permittees to increase the numbers of their privately owned livestock and to use more forage for longer periods of time on public lands.

Wild Horse Freedom Federation issues THE TRUTH to share Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents and information with the public.  Be sure to subscribe HERE to Wild Horse Freedom Federation, so that you can receive email alerts. THE TRUTH #29 – BLM’s big gift to livestock grazing on public lands: Outcome Based […]

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The Terrible Destruction of Pinyon-Juniper Forests

SOURCE:  Counterpunch.org “Public lands ranchers have always hated the trees.  Just like native predators are killed as rancher enemies, native trees (and sage) take up space where grass might grow so they must be destroyed.  In all of these projects, BLM ballyhoos wildfire suppression benefits, ignoring that deforestation creates hotter, […]

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