Thanks to Burt’s Bees founder, we learn east coasters hate federal lands, too.
The New York media (the same that lifted Donald Trump over the Republicans in the delegate race) loves to paint western Americans as a bit unstable. However federal domination of western land is a serious issue, that gives honest people real problems, as Sheriff Marty Gleave described in his powerful testimony. And so it amuses me to hear of Maine activists sounding like western ranchers | Read More »
LaVoy Finicum Was Shot Dead, But Will His Death Have Any Meaning?
On Tuesday, land use protester Lavoy Finicum was killed at a police roadblock. The method chosen by protesters harms their cause and they need to revisit their strategy if Finicum is to be the last killed, rather than the first of many.
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Marita Noon: Can the U.S. fill the gap of potential oil losses from Iraq?
In the U.S., the silver lining of the black cloud over Iraq could be a renewed public awareness of the importance of developing our own energy resources. With his phone and his pen, Obama could increase access and expedite drilling on federal lands. He could approve the Keystone pipeline. As Merkel has done, he could come out with a strong statement in favor of fracking and the benefits it provides. But that would require standing up to his environmental allies like billionaire Tom Steyer—something he’s not likely to do.
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