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Interior Orders More Access to Public Lands for American Hunters, Fishers, Outdoorsmen

Interior Orders More Access to Public Lands for American Hunters, Fishers, Outdoorsmen

  By PENNY STARR The media’s focus on the Donald J. Trump administration often centers around the White House and the President of the United States. But across the federal government, his America First policies continue to play out with little notice from the press and significant benefits to the American people. David Bernhardt, acting […]

The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

The costs (and lack of benefits) of designating a national monument

BY JEFFREY W. MCCOY, ATTORNEY On December 4, 2017, President Trump reduced the size of the Bears Ears National Monument from over 1.35 million acres to around 200,000 acres. A few days later, Patagonia, a retail company that sells outdoor wear and took in over $200 million in revenue in 2017, sued the federal government. In […]

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

. By Paul Driessen Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. The […]

California Assemblyman Jim Patterson speaks out on Feds closing public lands to the public

California Assemblyman Jim Patterson speaks out on Feds closing public lands to the public

By Debra Tash California Assemblyman Jim Patterson recently was interviewed by independent internet television channel WRCFresnoTV on what is happening to nearly two million acres of land in the Sierra Nevada. Department of Fish and Game may evidently be hanging out a Do Not Trespass sign on land paid for with taxpayers’ money. If the […]