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  • “Horsefeathers,” Ruled the Judge

    Oct 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    The long bureaucratic nightmare for a Louisiana man who purchased an oil and gas lease in the Reagan administration’s early days but was denied the right to drill ended last week in federal district court in Washington, D.C. In the lawsuit by Sidney Longwell of Baton Rouge for his tiny company Solenex, LLC, Senior Judge Richard J. Leon ruled the federal government illegally cancelled his lease and voided his application for permit to drill (APD); he ordered both reinstated. As to its claim that it may cancel contracts with private citizens at any time, Judge Leon wrote, “Horsefeathers!” It is up to the Trump administration if it wants to continue to defend the indefensible and perhaps more importantly, if it wants to subject the hundreds of energy leases it issued to Obama-style revocation after President Trump leaves office.
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  • Environmental Groups Demonstrate Disregard for Humans

    Aug 31, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Twenty-nine years ago this month, a Montana man had a near fatal encounter with a grizzly bear. Although he survived by killing the bear in self-defense, his almost decade-long prosecution by the federal government reverberated through the years, making westerners fearful of responding as he did. Using sound science, a federal agency proposed restoring sanity to this deadly situation, but radical environmental groups sued to stop the plan. As a result, in the face of a gargantuan bear population, the lives of westerners remain at risk.
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  • Trump Pardons The Hammonds But Work Remains

    Aug 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Congratulations to President Donald Trump for heeding my Fox News call of May 19, and those of other westerners, farmers and ranchers, to pardon the Hammonds. Neither he, nor his appointees, nor the bureaucracy, however, should rest on their laurels. There is much personal animus, agency vendettas, and prosecutorial abuses to undo and many innocents to be made whole. One of those victims is Pastor Victor Fuentes of Nevada.
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  • Taos, New Mexico Remembers the Bataan Death March

    Jun 30, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Last month, Albuquerque resident, Ralph Rodriguez, Jr., died. One of the last “Battling Bastards of Bataan” survivors of a death march through the Philippines jungle, methodical malnutrition, and sadistic torture by Japanese in World War II, he was 100. In northern New Mexico’s high desert, bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in the Town of Taos, is a memorial to him and men with whom he served, including those whose remains were never recovered. Its cross drew the ire of a deep-pocketed, anti-religion group, but help is on the way if the Supreme Court of the United States grants a petition filed last week.
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  • Western David Fights Environmental Goliath in Rural Utah

    Jun 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    It is a cliché that the main stream media get much wrong, infuse news with opinions, and—what they do not get wrong or slant—they miss entirely. Nonetheless, it is nothing short of amazing they failed to report the most outsized match since Goliath, the Philistine champion, sneered contemptuously at ruddy-faced David, the shepherd boy. After all, when three poor rural counties in a remote corner of a western state sue a who’s who of the world’s most powerful organizations and a billion-dollar corporation, that is news!
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  • Theft by Flooding – Feds Covet Then “Take” Church Land

    May 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Ranchers “Get” the Dreadful Bear Glamorized by Urbanites

    Apr 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • Uranium Too: Did the Clintons Finagle a Twofer with Land Grab?

    Mar 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
    Most sapient Americans—those who do not expect news, facts, or the truth from the mainstream media—know the outrageous but largely unreported story that Bill and Hillary Clinton, with the help of Obama officials and over congressional experts’ objections, allowed Russia to gain control of 20% of America’s uranium supplies.
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  • The Federal Government Should Live by the Rules

    Feb 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
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  • On Land Powers: Trump Must Tell His Lawyers “Stand Down”

    Jan 01, 2018 | by William Perry Pendley
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