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State of California Wants to Grab Local Communities’ Land

State of California Wants to Grab Local Communities’ Land

  By Richard Colman Legislation introduced in the California State Senate seeks to grab land from local communities.  Senate Bill 50, sponsored by California State Senate Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) will, if enacted, boost housing construction near mass transit lines.  Senate Bill 50 will give the State of California the power to order construction of […]

Behind the Oregon Standoff

Behind the Oregon Standoff

By  William F. Jasper, Thursday, 11 February 2016 On January 4, Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond and his son Steven began their second prison sentence, entering the Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island, a low-security prison in Los Angeles Harbor. They were prosecuted as “terrorists” under the federal Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 for controlled […]

Obama Unilaterally Locks Down 700,000 Acres in Nevada

Obama Unilaterally Locks Down 700,000 Acres in Nevada

Today President Obama’s Administration announced that it will unilaterally designate 700,000 acres in eastern Nevada as the Basin Range National Monument, undermining a locally-developed land plan that even Sen. Harry Reid supported and dismissing any opportunity for meaningful public input. This designation will put this enormous swathe of land under lock and key, using a […]

Republicans slam Obama’s latest ‘land grab’

Republicans slam Obama’s latest ‘land grab’

Top Republicans on Friday accused President Obama of a “surreptitious land grab” after the administration claimed more than 1 million acres in California, viagra Texas, and Nevada, designating the land as new national monuments. Mr. Obama will formally designate the land Friday afternoon. With the move, Mr. Obama has established or expanded 19 national monuments, […]

Obama takes 350,000 acres of California for the Federal Government

Obama takes 350,000 acres of California for the Federal Government

President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday that he will designate roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, salve bringing more federal protection to almost 350,000 acres of land in the Angeles National Forest. The national monument designation will likely bring in more rangers to manage the territory, as well […]