In the News, November 3, 2014
Today's Headlines: Time for an Endangered Species Act makeover; The only one ‘seizing’ federal lands is Uncle Sam; Utah Governor Pushing For Regulatory Primacy on Federal Lands; Washington County condemns BLM for Recapture Canyon closure, Blanding; calls for reopening; ‘Grass March’ Turned Out to Be Final Ride for Original Sagebrush Rebel.
Gerber dies on return from DC
by DYLAN WOOLF HARRIS [email protected]
ELKO – Grant Gerber, an Elko native who grew up cowboying the county’s ranges, died Saturday at age 72 in a Salt Lake City hospital surrounded by loved ones.
The Sad Truth; Comm. Dan Happel's Letter to the Editor
The sad truth is that more is being spent defending against frivolous lawsuits than forest and land management, wasting our tax dollars and making sensible Federal land management almost impossible.Read more
Update from Sen. Fielder: No Losers in Public Land Transfer
“There are no losers to what we are going to propose,” said Kane County Commissioner Doug Heaton, a founding member of American Lands Council (ALC).
“Let me be really clear about this,” he said as he explained why he has taken a leadership role in compelling congress to transfer federal lands to the states. “We are not AGAINST anybody. We are FOR managing the resources so we don’t actually burn our forests to the ground, destroy our watersheds, or kill millions of animals in the process. We are FOR not putting more pollution into the environment — than all our industrial processes combined — because of mismanagement and the wildfires that are occurring.Read more