Natural Resources

"Feds Want Bundy Case Reinstated, Say BLM Officers At Risk"

"Federal prosecutors yesterday filed an appeal that seeks to reinstate a criminal indictment against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons, arguing the case's dismissal last month "increases the risk of danger to federal officers executing their duties" on public lands."

Source: Greenwire, 02/09/2018

Judge Curiel, Whom Trump Ripped During Campaign, Will Hear Case on Wall

"A federal judge in California who Donald Trump once derided for his ethnicity will hear a case Friday that could determine the president’s latitude to waive environmental laws, paving the way for his 'big, beautiful' border wall."

Source: McClatchy, 02/06/2018

Modern Land Run? Trump Move Opens Utah To Mining Claims Under 1872 Law

"U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law, according to federal officials."

Source: Reuters, 02/01/2018

Most Western Voters Oppose Trump All-Energy Public Lands Agenda: Poll

"New bipartisan polling finds widespread disapproval among Western voters of the Trump administration’s public land policies, including recent reductions to two Utah national monuments and the expansion of lands being made available for energy extraction."

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 01/26/2018

Trump USFS Downgrades Review Of Obama Mining Ban Near Minn. Wilderness

"The Trump administration will curtail a detailed review of how cordoning off 230,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land in Minnesota from mining development will affect a neighboring wilderness area, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post."

Source: Washington Post, 01/26/2018


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