In June of this year, Congressman Steve Pearce sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director, Neil Kornze, regarding numerous requests that have been submitted by elected officials all over the country. These many requests petition Mr. Kornze for coordination on the Resource Management Planning Rules, 81 Fed. Reg. 8674 (Feb. 25, 2016), also known as the BLM's 'Planing 2.0' initiative.Read more
John Adams famously said once that "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
The recent Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement by professor Robert Keiter and his research associate John C. Ruple, of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, White Paper No. 2014-2, ignores, avoids and alters basic "stubborn facts" to to reach a conclusion suiting their own "inclinations, dictates and passions" that Utah's claims are somehow "doomed to failure."Read more