Tag: Sage Grouse

Western Governors Have Good Reason to Be Uneasy with Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt

by Jayson O’Neill as published on Western Values Project “It’s been no secret that Western governors have been frustrated with the actions taken by the Interior Department…” David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary, is so toxic that even former and current GOP governors publicly criticized Bernhardt […]

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BLM and Forest Service grazing fees lowered in 2019

“So Welfare Ranchers get another handout at the expense of YOUR pocket book and the loss of habitat for wildlife on our public lands. More subsidies, more failed federal programs and a slap in the face to the private ranchers and farmers who pay taxes, maintain and care for their own land…the welfare ranchers of the west continue to rape our public lands and reap their private profits. The wild horses, burros and even sage grouse be damned as the most corrupt agency in the federal government continues to pander to special interests and deep pockets. The Department of the Interior’s BLM just can’t shake it’s addiction to cater to hunting, grazing and extraction special interests…and the wild ones are paying the price.” ~ R.T.

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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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Land of the Free

by Chris Madson as published on HATCH America’s public domain was saved from the excesses of business by visionaries America’s public domain was saved from the excesses of business by visionaries. It was set aside for all the people. That’s how it should remain. It was the culmination […]

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