Category: Government Overreach
Federal land management agencies are strapped for cash. The National Park Service has a deferred maintenance backlog of nearly $12 billion.
The EPA “epitomizes everything that is wrong with the federal government” and proposes declaring that it is agency non grata in Wyoming. State Rep. Tim Stubson said Congress should do more to trim “governmental overreach.”
The NPS proposal includes rules for views being spoiled by manmade items such as light pollution from operations’ burning “excess” natural gas, among other subjects.
There are several flaws in the details of the final EPA plan. the medical evidence supporting the indirect health benefits remains scanty-
The roads were not merely being closed, they were being obliterated. A local Vietnam vet said, “It looks like carpet bombing to me!” The Forest Service was using a Deere 650 dozer to do the damage.
“We want Gov. Hickenlooper to take the message to our Washington landlords that throwing people off public lands, by closing-off access routes, directly threatens our Western economy and culture. The agency doesn’t appear to have gotten that message through the normal public process.”
Landowners in Colorado and Utah feel deeply betrayed and anxious because of the Endangered Species Act’s much-feared land and resource use regulations.
Now, in 2015, the battle still rages, and with a president willing to appease the radical environmental movement at any cost, the stakes are higher than ever before.
There is a widespread narrative promoted by some environmental pressure groups and some in the federal government that the sage grouse needs protection under the Endangered Species Act because state and local conservation efforts are inadequate.
Two Utah congressmen say the public needs more time to weigh in on a “sweeping” proposal to designate more than a half-million acres as critical habitat for the Western yellow- billed cuckoo.