Captain Obvious Strikes Again
June 2018 by Greg Walcher
The paper’s crack reporters filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding public release of “secret” emails explaining why the Interior Department recommended, and President Trump approved, shrinking Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments.
• Reopening closed areas
• EPA rule blocked
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
To reach this goal, our federal government would need to designate another 45.7 million acres as protected lands every year.
In every sense, this was a witch hunt with a preconceived agenda to heavily restrict or outright prohibit most small-scale mining in Oregon.
• Biden’s incoming administration has green agenda
• Habitat definition finalized
• It's almost November
• Two federal land managers found guilty of contempt
• A chance to halt additional wilderness in Southern California
• Oregon mineral withdrawal
• A really good reason to get out and vote in Oregon
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