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Lead May Be A New Precious Metal

Save all the lead you pull from the rivers as it may become as valuable as gold. Read this news article from Rockwell County GOP Blog: Obama Has EPA close down only US plant to make lead… Ammo will have … Continue reading

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EPA Just Made Rural America More Vulnerable to Wildfires

From the PJ Tetler: For decades, rural fire departments have been able to buy surplus vehicles from the US military. Obama’s EPA has ended that. An agreement between the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency, aimed at reducing … Continue reading

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EPA Harasses Americans

From The Daily Signal: In a Federal Register notice on July 2 titled “Administrative Wage Garnishment,” the EPA stated that by the authority of the Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA ) of 1996 it issued a proposed rule that “will … Continue reading

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Green Drought

From National Review: January 27, 2014 4:00 AM Green Drought For the sake of the smelt, California farmland lies fallow. By Charles C. W. Cooke Archive Latest RSS Send   (Illustration: Bob Bukin) Print Text Comments 783 San Joaquin Valley, … Continue reading

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BLM Issues Final Rule on Required Fees for Mining Claims and Sites

From Kitco: Document Number: 2014-15259 Shorter URL: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-15259 Action Final Rule. Summary The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing this final rule to make statutorily authorized adjustments to its location and maintenance fees for unpatented mining claims, mill sites, … Continue reading

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Letter To USDA Urges Withdrawl: Witnesses Agree Proposed Water Rights Regulations Continue the “Obama Knows Best” Water Policies

From the House Committee on Natural Resources: WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2014 – Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee Water and Power held an oversight hearing on “New Federal Schemes to Soak Up Water Authority: Impacts on States, Water Users, … Continue reading

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Congressman Smith: EPA Seeks Control Of Private Property

From Beltway Beef: By Congressman Lamar Smith This administration wants more regulation, more bureaucracy and less personal freedom for Americans.  The EPA’s proposed “waters of the U.S” rule, under the Clean Water Act, is another example of an Agency driven by … Continue reading

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Conservationists Petition to Restore American Grizzly to the West

How about running into a pack of wolves or grizzlies on the way to your claim in the lower 48? Sounds like “fun”, eh? From Nature World News: Conservationists Petition to Restore American Grizzly to the West Text Size – … Continue reading

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Everyone Declares Victory After Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling

From The Wire: Wikimedia Commons Two narratives emerged after this morning’s Supreme Court ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. It was either a victory for environmentalists or a setback for regulation, depending on which … Continue reading

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Construction Aggregate Production Rebounds in California; Gold Production Declines

From Mineral Law Blog: On April 29th, the California Geological Survey (CGS) released production data from 2012 indicating that the production of construction aggregate (sand, gravel and crushed stone) increased for the first time since 2007 in California.  Construction aggregate … Continue reading

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Endangered species listing for Sierra Nevada frogs sparks controversy

From The Tahoe Daily Tribune, May 22, 2014:   Courtesy Dave Kirkeby | The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — The listing of three amphibians native to the Sierra Nevada has spurred a range of reactions, with … Continue reading

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Supes express access concerns with frog proposal

From the Inyo Register, June 6 2014: By Mike Gervais/Register Staff [email protected] Though the mountain yellow legged frogs and Yosemite toad have been listed as endangered and threatened, respectively, the controversial critical habitat designation associated with those listings is still … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Ongoing Sue & Settle Scandal

From: Beforeitsnews.com: For this week’s Primary Document Dump, we’ve chosen to highlight an ongoing “sue and settle” outrage that demonstrates everything insidious about this practice that has proliferated in the Obama Age. Sue and settle refers to sweetheart lawsuits between … Continue reading

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Feds grant wind farm operators 30-year license to kill endangered species

From Natural News: Friday, June 13, 2014 by: Julie Wilson Tags: wind farm operators, endangered species, license to kill (NaturalNews) According to the federal government, 30-year “kill permits” are required to finance wind farms, or large groups of turbines designed … Continue reading

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Mojave Ranchers Wiped Out For Tortise

From Breitbart.com: by William Bigelow 2 Jun 2014, 2:41 AM PDT post a comment The story of the Clark County, Nevada cattle-ranchers and their eviction by the federal government in order to protect the Mojave desert tortoise is a classic … Continue reading

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America’s Environmental Shakedown

Taxpayers paid nearly $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees. From the Western Journalism Center: From 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers paid nearly $53 million in so-called environmental groups’ legal fees. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Property rights attorneys decry environmental ‘lawlessness’

From Capital Press: Two property rights attorneys say the Environmental Protection Agency is running lawlessly. Farmers must be proactive and keep good records, says William Perry Pendley, president and chief operating officer for the Mountain States Legal Foundation.   SPOKANE … Continue reading

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Overregulation is killing America’s Can-do Spirit

From the Fiscal Times: By Edward Morrissey, The Fiscal Times May 8, 2014 What defines the “American dream” and American exceptionalism better than entrepreneurship? In ages past, birth determined a person’s station in life, and usually a very narrow set … Continue reading

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Administration Proposes Significant Expansion of Endangered Species Act

From the National law Review: Article By: Lowell M. Rothschild Bracewell & Giuliani LLP posted on: Monday, May 12, 2014 Administrative & Regulatory / Environmental, Energy & Resources All Federal Printer-friendly Email this Article Download PDF Reprints & Permissions Earlier … Continue reading

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Englebright Dam Safe

From the Appeal Democrat: Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:10 am By Andrew Creasey/Appeal-Democrat In this tale, there’s a water agency that wants to continue to provide hydroelectric power, irrigation districts that want to continue providing water for crops and … Continue reading

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To Protect a Mouse, Forest Service Cuts Off Water Access in New Mexico

From Before its news: Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. thenewamerican.com / by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. / Friday, 16 May 2014 08:55 Although it hasn’t reached Bundy levels of attention, leaders of a rural … Continue reading

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Broad Mining PEIS proposed by Environmental Groups

From the Grand Rapids MN Review: Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 8:56 am Bill Hanna Mesabi Daily News Some special interest groups want a far-reaching environmental impact statement done by the U.S. Forest Service on the effects of mining done … Continue reading

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Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water

From the Mail Tribune: By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon’s Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat … Continue reading

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Other Story From Rural Western America: Federal Agencies Choking-Off The Farming Industry

(This article shows that not only are the small-scale miners and the small-scale ranchers being regulated to death, but also the small-scale farmers- same method, different industry) From The Daily Sheeple: Good news: the U.S. Department of Agriculture has published … Continue reading

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Water Police: EPA’s Definition of “Tributary”

From Farm Futures: If you missed parts one and two of this discussion about EPA Clean Water Act regulations, view EPA’s Water Police, Part One: Coming to Your Farm? and Water Police, Part Two: EPA Proposal Won’t Help Ag EPA … Continue reading

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Science, subpoenas, and the Endangered Species Act

From Yakima Herald:   What’s got clusters of small yellow flowers, slim, grey-green stems and a subpoena from U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings? If you guessed the White Bluffs Bladderpod, you are correct. This rare plant, a perennial member of the … Continue reading

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Making Mountains Out of Molehills

From Resources Coalition: The effects of suction dredging for gold have long since been determined to be considered “de minimis” or simply stated; so minor as to merit disregard! We keep having environmental groups make claims that suction dredging destroys … Continue reading

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The REAL Truth Behind Bundy Ranch Land-Grab in Nevada

(We think there is a pattern evolving here….) From http://www.occupycorporatism.com/home/real-truth-behind-bundy-ranch-land-grab-nevada/#sthash.v726slLR.dpuf By Susanne Posel – April 12, 2014 Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 12, 2014   Connections behind the tense situation in Clark County, Nevada … Continue reading

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Guest commentary: Environmentalists getting rich using ESA

From the Herald & News Guest Commentary: Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 am By PAUL CLARK Guest Writer | 0 comments I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my life, and during the past 28 years I … Continue reading

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Resource Management Plans (for your land?)

From PPG Gazette: Resource management plans (for your land?) How does the UN, Monsanto, mining, and oil & gas companies get their hands into Bureau of Land Mangement (BLM) Resource Management Plans and Environmental Assessments to dictate the use of … Continue reading

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What EPA Overregulation Means For U.S. Manufacturing

From Free Republic: Manufacturers, already pinned down by rising production costs and competition from other countries, continue to struggle against an old adversary… Washington, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has instituted tough rules and regulations on U.S. … Continue reading

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Conservative group sues EPA over its ‘IRS-like’ tactics

From The Daily Caller: A conservative environmental law group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged “IRS-like” tactics, including stone-walling federal records requests and imposing fees on conservative groups that sought government records. The Energy & Environment Legal … Continue reading

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EPA’s Water Police: Coming to Your Farm?

From Farm Futures Blog: I just returned from Germany and Poland and was startled to discover the regulatory control the European Union exercises over its farmers and agriculture. This should not be a surprise, however, when a farmer has the … Continue reading

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Big Green’s ‘sue-and-settle’ strategy draws pushback from states, Congress

From the Washington Examiner: on Arnold | APRIL 1, 2014 AT 7:03 PM Topics: Energy and Environment Law Endangered Species Act This March 2007 photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows a male lesser… Scott Pruitt is … Continue reading

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How Environmentalism Harms The Environment

From the Raw Report Blog: Posted on March 24, 2014 by Mart van der Leer Friends of the Earth, Earthwatch, Environmental Defense Fund, Green Cross International, The Climate Project, World Resources Institute, WWF, and of course the inevitable Greenpeace. These … Continue reading

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California agency proposes continuation of mining ban

From the Pacific Legal Foundation Blog: http://blog.pacificlegal.org/2014/california-agency-proposes-continuation-mining-ban/ Since 2009, California has forbidden the use of suction dredge mining equipment until the agency in charge of regulating this mining — the Department of Fish and Wildlife — develops regulations to mitigate … Continue reading

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Regulation Through Sham Litigation: The Sue and Settle Phenomenon

From Heritage.org: By Andrew M. Grossman Typically, the federal government defends itself vigorously against lawsuits challenging its actions. But not always: Sometimes, regulators are only too happy to face collusive lawsuits by friendly “foes” that are aimed at compelling government … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Environmental Fraud

From BAR Formula: Although this article talks about palm oil, there are some similarities with other types of eco-fraud. Here are some excerpts: …A plethora of green groups emerged, sensing the opportunity to make a killing. All with euphemistic sounding … Continue reading

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More Fraudulent Science from EPA

From Right Side News: Excerpts from this article: …As Ron Arnold recently reported in The Washington Examiner, 15 of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee members have received $180.8 million in EPA grants since 2000. One CASAC panelist (Ed Avol … Continue reading

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Time for the states to fight back against ‘sue and settle’ environmentalists with their own litigation

From 4th St8 Blog: by Thomas Mitchell Perhaps it is time for Western states to take a page from the tactics of environmentalists — namely, sue and settle. Over and over, federal land agencies are eagerly caving in to radical … Continue reading

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Arkansas House delegation introduces bill requiring social impact study before habitat designation

(Hello? It’s about time) From The Republic: LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The U.S. House delegation from Arkansas introduced legislation requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider social and economic impacts on land owners before designating a habitat as … Continue reading

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Pruitt: Devastating combination (Endangered Species Act)

From The Journal Record:   Home / Opinion / Guest Column / Pruitt: Devastating combination Pruitt: Devastating combination By: Scott Pruitt Guest Columnist March 28, 2014 0 Scott Pruitt On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service caved to a … Continue reading

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Going Green A Luxury Good For Rich At Expense Of Poor

From IBD: Prominent environmental leaders tie themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Feb. 13, 2013. Activist and actress… View Enlarged Image                 Saving The Planet: It used to … Continue reading

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EPA’s ‘independent’ science advisers get government grants, ‘peer review’ own work

(Have someone look at the Humbug Creek Study for such ‘fishiness’.) From the Daily Caller: 2:51 PM 03/26/2014 Michael Bastasch Environmental Protection Agency science advisers may not be so impartial, according to congressional investigators. Scientists tasked with reviewing one of … Continue reading

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EPA Unveils ‘Largest Expansion’ of ‘Authority to Regulate Private Property’

From PJ Media: Clean Water Act rule ropes in streams that only fill when it rains, ornamental landscape features, anything deemed to affect downstream waters. March 25, 2014 – 6:09 pm WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled its … Continue reading

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Fed Reg – 26Mar14 – BLM – Notice of restrictions on Public Lands in Jackson County, OR

From  Defend  Rural America: 1. You must not discharge firearms, gas- or air-powered weapons or simulated weapons, including paintball and paintball-like weapons, from or across BLM lands. 2. You must not use motorized vehicles or non-motorized mechanized vehicles that are … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Enters the Fray of Endangered Species Sue-and-Settle

From The National Law Review: Article By: Lowell M. Rothschild   Kevin A. Ewing     Bracewell & Giuliani LLP   posted on: Monday, March 24, 2014   Environmental, Energy & Resources   All Federal / Oklahoma     On … Continue reading

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Neugebauer Introduces Bill to Reform Endangered Species Act

From the Seminole Sentinel: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:09 AM Congressman Randy Neugebauer, 19th Congressional Dist. of Texas (R–Lubbock) WASHINGTON — District 19 Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-Lubbock) introduced legislation Monday which he claims will improve the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  … Continue reading

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The Green Scam Of “Endangered Species”

From Renew America: Alan Caruba A recent article in The Wall Street Journal took note of what has occurred since the 1990s when some three dozen gray wolves were captured in Canada and transferred to the wilderness of Idaho. According … Continue reading

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Oregon: Salmon litigation threatens state forest production: Guest opinion

From the Oregonian Live: Salmon litigation threatens state forest production: Guest opinion Coho salmon swim up Johnson Creek in December 2013. (The Oregonian) Print By Guest Columnist Follow on Twitter on March 22, 2014 at 12:22 PM By Tim Josi … Continue reading

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Book: The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience

Review From Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Rushed-California-Experience/dp/080613464X When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged … Continue reading

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Job Creators Sue Federal Government

From: Town Hall Finance:   For years environmentalists have usurped individual private property rights and thwarted economic development. Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme … Continue reading

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Putting A Face On Radical Environmentalism

From News With Views: “Humans have the innate propensity to take a moment in time and attempt to preserve that moment as a sacred moment for all time and do so using propaganda, myths, distortions and lies, or by forcing … Continue reading

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John Beale: The EPA Fraudster You’ve Never Heard But Whose Work Is Destroying America

From the Daily Gator Blog: . Who is John Beale and why is he ruining your life? John Beale was a career employee in the Environmental Protection Agency. He was not qualified for the job he got. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legislation Seeks to Nullify EPA Rulemaking

From The Tenth Amendment Center Blog: A bill recently introduced in Minnesota would nullify federal Environmental Protection Agency regulation and overreach within the state.   HF3094, introduced by Representative Mary Franson, is Minnesota’s latest reaction toward federal encroachment of state … Continue reading

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The Sue & Settle Racket

From the National Journal: March 20, 2014 12:40 PM     The lesser prairie chicken   Print Text     For four years now, radical environmental groups have teamed with the Obama administration’s Interior Department and hijacked the Endangered Species … Continue reading

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The Genocidal Duck Whispereres of the Post Human Left

(We don’t think this is a Left or Right issue as there are members of all political parties involved in this process. So when we read this article, we don’t pay any attention to the political accusations and read more … Continue reading

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Walden bill targets ‘travel management rule’

From KTVZ.com: Aims to ‘put local communities back in driver’s seat’   La GRANDE, Ore. – Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today announced Monday he has introduced the Forest Access in Rural Communities Act (H.R. 4272) to stop the problematic travel … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Lawsuit Challenges Use Of Endangered Species To Stop Energy Boom

From Investors.com:  View Enlarged Image ….In their suit, Oklahoma and the DEPA seek “declaratory and injunctive relief for violations of the ESA.” The relief is intended to overturn designation of dozens of species added to the threatened or endangered list through the … Continue reading

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ENVIRONMENTALISM – Building Block of Global Government

From The Federal Observer Blog:   Straw man: …. is a common type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on the misrepresentation of the original topic of argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the … Continue reading

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Court bars (State) soil testing on private property

From vcstar.com: By The Associated Press Friday, March 14, 2014 FRESNO — A state appellate court has ruled that California water officials cannot go onto private property for soil testing and other studies related to construction of two massive tunnels … Continue reading

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Idaho Suction Dredge Miners Support Rep Shepard’s Bill To Nullify EPA

From the Spokesman-Review: March 13, 2014 1:18 p.m.  •  0 comments Seventy-six people have signed in for a House Resources Committee hearing this afternoon, including many suction dredge miners who are supporting HB 473, Rep. Paul Shepherd’s bill attempting to … Continue reading

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Report: EPA accused of overkill in “raid” on Alaska’s Fortymile river mining claims

From the Washington Times: Federal agency stands by officer actions By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times Thursday, March 13, 2014 Enlarge Photo Last year’s Environmental Protection Agency raid on the small gold-mining town of Chicken, Alaska, constituted a clear … Continue reading

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What EPA Overregulation Means for US Manufacturing….

…(or any other means of trying to make a living….) From www.manufacturing.net: Manufacturers, already pinned down by rising production costs and competition from other countries, continue to struggle against an old adversary… Washington, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The … Continue reading

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Improving the Endangered Species Act For the 21st Century

From The Daily Caller:   Improving the Endangered Species Act for the 21st century Over forty years ago, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the noblest of intentions – conserve and recover wildlife facing preventable extinction. This is … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Act lost sight of its mission

From Deseret News: Summary A report from the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group found the ESA has produced an “unacceptable” recovery rate of 2 percent, and less than 5 percent of the species on the list are actually improving. … Continue reading

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Biologist Pleads Guilty in Yurok Embezzlement Case

From the Northcoast Journal:   Blogthing Archives | RSS « Yurok Tribe Tosses Cap in Trade Rin…  |  Huffman Urges Obama to Reclassify M… » Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Crime / Courts / Environment / Natural Resources / Government Biologist Pleads Guilty in Yurok … Continue reading

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Cattlemen fire back at NDOW over Sage Grouse

From the Elko Free Press: March 11, 2014 6:00 am  •  By NEVADA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION (4) Comments It is obvious that the Nevada Department of Wildlife does not recognize the benefits private land ownership and ranching plays in the overall … Continue reading

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Made In China: Our Toxic, Imported Air Pollution

This is an article from the 2011 Discovery Magazine. We felt it important to display, since the small scale miners are being accused of “stirring up mercury” in the watersheds, but there is no mention in any “supporting evidence of … Continue reading

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Sage Grouse Rebellion

From the Wall Street Journal: Will Obama use two small birds to limit oil drilling in the West? Updated March 11, 2014 7:33 p.m. ET Almost half the land west of the Mississippi belongs to the federal government, including 48% … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Resource Management Plans for W Oregon, an Open Letter To The Blm

From the news doctors: TND Guest Contributor: Jack H. Swift, J.D. | Dear BLM: I would like to make comment on the Report on Community Listening Sessions and the issues with which the BLM must contend in connection with developing … Continue reading

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Judge rules against forest service travel plan

From Capital Press: Judge rules against Forest Service travel plan Mateusz Perkowski Published: February 25. 2014 10:43AM A federal judge has ruled that some of the U.S. Forest Service’s road closures in an Idaho national forest are in violation of … Continue reading

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Doug La Malfa Congressman 1st Dist, CA Votes to eliminate “sue & settle” tatics

Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) voted in favor of legislation that limits “sue-and-settle” litigation to increase transparency and reinforce the separation of powers. The bill, H.R. 2804, reforms standards that would require federal agencies to take regulatory action … Continue reading

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East Fork Lewis River & Swanson Chum Channel Link For Salmon Returns

Restoration or improvement in salmon and steelhead returns on any stream including the East Fork Lewis River are like links in a chain. Healthy links in the habitat chain include nutrient rich waters, good hiding and rearing cover, stable spawning … Continue reading

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Dredge Miners Want Clean Rivers Too

February 24, 2013 By Jon A. Becker I have been a small-scale miner and gold prospector for 12 years, and I’m a member of the Northwest Mineral Prospector’s Club, a nonprofit organization with more than 600 members. NWMPC was established … Continue reading

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