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Nevada Rancher Ordered To Pay Nearly $600k For Cattle That Grazed On Federal Land A Decade Ago

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A U.S. federal court ordered a rancher to pay $587,000 in grazing fees accrued more than ten years ago, and has banned the rancher from using the federal land.

Wayne Hage, who inherited the fight with the federal government from his father who died in 2006, said he will appeal the fine and the order that prevents him from grazing livestock on U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management property, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

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GOP Natural Resources Committee Chairman seeks $50M to transfer federal land

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Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is asking budget writers to set aside $50 million to account for the costs to transfer federal land to state or local governments.

The Hill reports:

In his request, Bishop argued that “poorly managed federal lands create a burden for surrounding states and communities.”

He reasoned that divesting the federal government of its land would be good for the federal budget.



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BLM delays oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park

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The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public another month to weigh in on a controversial proposal to issue oil and gas leases west of Zion Canyon after the National Park Service raised concerns about potential drilling on Zion National Park’s periphery.

No federal land is under lease in Washington County and critics fear that selling leases would open the door to drilling on the doorstep of one of the nation’s most visited parks and the crown jewel of Utah’s “Mighty Five.”

Worries have surfaced in nearby communities of Springdale, Rockville and Virgin over the potential impact of industrial development on a vibrant tourism economy.

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Rep. Dorothy Moon on public lands and data mining

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The following was written by Rep. Dorothy Moon (District 8):

I have had many calls and emails from sportsmen who are concerned about my position that Idaho should manage Idaho’s public lands. Let me be clear why I believe it is time Idaho begins to incrementally manage Idaho’s forests, range lands and deserts. Of great concern to Idahoans are annual devastating forest fires that consume hundreds of thousands of acres of forests each summer.

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Trump should revoke Obama’s illegal national monument designations

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The following article on Obama’s illegal national monument designations was written by William Perry Pendley. He is the president of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, has argued cases before the Supreme Court, and worked in the Department of the Interior during the Reagan administration. He is the author of “Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan’s Battle with Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters Today.”


In one fell swoop, President Trump has a unique opportunity to show his concern for forgotten Americans, create jobs (especially for coal miners), and defend the rule of law, separation of powers, and the Constitution.

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