Natural Resources

"Militia Takes Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters"

"The Bundy family of Nevada joined with hard-core militiamen Saturday to take over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, vowing to occupy the remote federal outpost 30 miles southeast of Burns [Oregon] for years."

Source: Portland Oregonian, 01/04/2016

Gold Vs. Salmon: Fish Advocates And Miners Face Off In Rural Washington

"Blewett Pass, Washington -- Outdoorsmen emerge from their tents and truck beds in the early morning light. After a big breakfast they ready dry suits, diving masks, air hoses and a contraption that looks like a small pontoon boat."

Source: KCTS/OPB, 12/23/2015

Feds Seek Rules To Plug Harmful Oil And Gas Leaks on Wildlife Refuges

"About 5,000 oil and gas wells sit on national wildlife refuges — some of the prettiest land that American taxpayers own — and more than a thousand of them are spewing oil and brine because regulations written a half-century ago don’t force owners to plug leaks that are harmful to animals."

Source: Wash Post, 12/11/2015

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