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Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising...

Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. With the presence of wild horses continuing to pit animal advocates against ranchers, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which is caught in the middle, on Saturday began seizing hundreds of cattle from a longtime rancher that it says are trespassing on public land in southern Nevada. The action came a day after the agency agreed to remove horses from the range in southwest Utah after Iron County...

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Statement from the National Mining Association...

Statement from the National Mining Association

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement today (May 15th) upon passage of the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013” (H.R. 761) by the House Natural Resources Committee:  “The ‘National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013,’ approved today by the House Natural Resources Committee, would streamline the permitting system for U.S. mining and reverse a 30-year trend of increasing import reliance for minerals we have here at home. “The United States is endowed with $6.2 trillion worth of key minerals waiting to be tapped, but our lengthy, outdated and duplicative permitting system discourages investment and hinders economic growth...

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Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising...

Tension Between Ranchers and BLM Rising

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. With the presence of wild horses continuing to pit animal advocates against ranchers, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which is caught in the middle, on Saturday began seizing hundreds of cattle from a longtime rancher that it says are trespassing on public land in southern Nevada. The action came a day after the agency agreed to remove horses from the range in southwest Utah after Iron County...

Nevada to Explore Transfer of Public Lands...

Our friends at the American Lands Council have been working to promote the transfer of public lands from the federal government back to the states. Western communities are suffering as a result of this arrangement, as we have seen most recently from the Sequester’s impact.  Yesterday, Nevada became the 5th state  to explore transfer of public lands when Gov. Sandoval signed AB227 into law. Read the press release below for more details.   Read...

Nevada to Explore Transfer of Public Lands
posted on: Jun 13, 2013 | author: admin

Agenda 21

“Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.” – [Excerpt from attorney Dan Sitarz’s book about the United Nations’ Agenda 21, the blueprint for the 21st century (Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy), written with the cooperation of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Listed as one of the top books for the 21st century by the International Center for Environment and Public...

Agenda 21
posted on: Jun 12, 2013 | author: admin

The EPA’s Secret Man Caves

Everyone needs a little personal space in the office. At least, workers at a warehouse leased by the Environmental Protection Agency, in Landover, Md., seem to think so. EPA’s inspectors found secret rooms at the facility filled with exercise equipment, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves and couches. The “man caves” also boasted photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos, according to a report dated May 31. Read...

The EPA’s Secret Man Caves
posted on: Jun 7, 2013 | author: admin

Let U.S. Minerals Shine

Susan Crabtree’s article, “Obama touts improving jobs figures in economic speech in Texas” (Web, May 9) reports that during his “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour” the president hopes to build support for spending a billion dollars on job-growth programs. We in the mining sector propose an alternative opportunity that doesn’t require government funding: streamlining America’s permitting process so that the rich resources we have here at home are available to supply the needs of U.S. manufacturers. The “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013” of Rep. Mark E. Amodei, Nevada Republican, would do just that. With one of the world’s largest mineral repositories and reserves of more commodity minerals and metals than any other country,...

Let U.S. Minerals Shine
posted on: Jun 6, 2013 | author: admin
Statement from the National Mining Association

Statement from the National Mining Association...

posted on: Jun 6, 2013 | author: admin

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement today (May 15th) upon passage of the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013” (H.R. 761) by the House Natural Resources Committee:  “The ‘National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013,’ approved today by the House Natural Resources Committee, would streamline the permitting system for U.S. mining and reverse a 30-year trend of increasing import reliance for minerals we have here at home. “The United States is endowed with $6.2 trillion worth of key minerals waiting to be tapped, but our lengthy, outdated and duplicative permitting system discourages investment and hinders economic growth in the downstream industries that depend on a secure and reliable mineral supply chain. “This bi-partisan legislation carefully and credibly addresses the shortcomings of our outdated and underperforming permitting system within the framework of the environmental and other protections provided...

The New Yorker on the President and the Press

The New Yorker on the President and the Press

posted on: Jun 5, 2013 | author: admin

In 1969, when nothing excited the public’s interest like the depredations of drug fiends, the Louisville Courier-Journal sent a reporter named Paul Branzburg to penetrate Kentucky’s marijuana underground. He published eyewitness accounts; a photograph accompanying one of them showed hands hovering over a pile of hashish. A grand jury ordered him to identify the dealers he had met. He refused. Branzburg v. Hayes landed at the Supreme Court three years later. Justice Byron White wrote, in a 5-4 opinion, that the First Amendment does not exempt reporters from giving evidence in criminal cases. Yet the Court also held that the Constitution protects reporters from indiscriminate government subpoenas. The opinion is regarded today as a muddle; it does not make clear how much protection journalists deserve. The Supreme Court has yet to revisit the issue.   Read More- The New...

California Desert District Mining Coalition’s Letter to the California Energy Comission...

posted on: Jun 2, 2013 | author: admin

661-724-MINE (6463) * P. O. Box 2411California City, CA93504 * trilogyjoe@yahoo.com Friday, May 31, 2013   TO: California Energy Commission Dockets Office, MS-4 Docket No. 09-RENEW EO-01 1516 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5512 docket@energy.ca.gov   FROM: California Desert District Mining Coalition RE: CDDMC included as Stakeholder, Coordination, ExcludeKernCounty from DRECP, Maintain Multiple Use with NO Mineral Closure, Exclusion of Certain Affiliate Mines,   California Energy Commission, Our organization is the California Desert District Mining Coalition (“CDDMC”) representing mining organizations, mining clubs, mineral organizations, current mining companies whom are not listed in DRECP Appendices E, along with individual miners and the general public who are interested in mining availability and mining rights which are positive catalysts for many industries including and not limited to the great American manufacturing industry. The CDDMC and affiliates are a substantial representation of many interested parties and mining claims in the California Desert District. In...

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