Tag Archives: BLM

Phil Lyman Seeks to Disqualify Federal Judge Robert Shelby for Bias and Conflict of Interests

SALT LAKE CITY — The legal team for San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman claims a federal judge has a conflict of interest adjudicating the Recapture Canyon ATV ride case…

“Coordination Clause” is Becoming the Weapon of Choice in Fighting Federal Land Use Restrictions

According to the High Country News an obscure provision in two environmental laws is the weapon of choice in a bureaucratic Sagebrush Rebellion.   Suzy Foss became a Ravalli County,…

The Federal Government’s Heavy Hand Gets Heavier — Jury Finds San Juan Commissioner Guilty of Conspiracy

  SALT LAKE CITY — Minutes after a federal jury found Phil Lyman guilty of illegally riding an ATV in a closed southern Utah canyon as a protest against the…

More BLM Grazing Disputes in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Under indisputable drought conditions — during which the BLM is doing little to curb the overgrazing of massive numbers of wild horses throughout the West– the BLM and environmental groups…

Recapture Canyon Protest Trial

  SALT LAKE CITY — A San Juan County commissioner and others “crossed the line” when they drove off-road vehicles into a closed southeastern Utah canyon as a protest against…

The Bundy Stand-Off Revisited — A Year Later

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Bundy Stand-off.  Before republishing our original piece about the Stand-off, below, we’re going to make some quick observations about what has happened…

Emergency Wild Horse Round-up

  The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will conduct an emergency roundup of wild horses causing public safety concerns along State Route 21 (running from Milford to Garrison)…

Letter to the Editor — Regarding Transfer of Public Lands — by William Smith, Professional Engineer

Greetings, I downloaded and began reading the report entitled “An Analysis of A Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah“, dated November 2014. As a consulting Professional Civil…

The Romance and Reality of Federal Lands — by Trent England

  This is the second in a five-part series about federal lands by Trent England of the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs – www.OCPAThink.org. Before Horace Greeley and Lewis and…

Public Lands Christmas Reality Check — Opinion/Editorial — by Ken Ivory

December 24, 2014 This morning, as I worked on the last minute preparations for Christmas and the upcoming new year, I felt a little sad. Not that it had anything…