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  • Sagebrush Rebellion Hits Colorado’s Western Slope

    Jun 01, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    Reed Williams is a most unlikely Sagebrush Rebel. Like his hero Ronald Reagan however, he has had it with those Reagan called “environmental extremists” and the federal bureaucrats who slavishly do their bidding so he is preparing a lawsuit to reclaim his energy leases that a federal agency illegally revoked.
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  • One Wyomingite KO’s the EPA; Another Enters the Ring

    May 01, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    In mid-March, Fox News headlined a story out of Wyoming that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had targeted a Fort Bridger (population 345) welder for violating the Clean Water Act and threatened to fine him $75,000-a-day unless he restored a wetland he altered without a permit and therefore contrary to federal law.
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  • Obama’s EPA Hangs Itself; Secretary Jewell Holds the Rope

    Mar 31, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    In an administration infamous for ignoring the Constitution and the rule of law, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stands out.
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  • New York Landowners Fight Back, Sue Governor Cuomo

    Mar 01, 2014 | by William Perry Pendley
    In February, a coalition of New York landowners and three property owners sued Governor Andrew Cuomo, two State agencies, and their top officials demanding the right to develop the rich Marcellus Shale beneath their land.
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  • Melvin and Lula Brandt's Son Before the U.S. Supreme Court

    Dec 31, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1936, Melvin and Lula Brandt, in a Chevy they owned outright, drove from Mountain View, Missouri to the Medicine Bow National Forest of southeastern Wyoming.
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  • Modern-Day Luddites in Mora County, New Mexico

    Dec 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    President Reagan would not have been surprised by the 2-1 vote of the Mora County, New Mexico Commission in April 2013 prohibiting oil and gas activities, not just those using hydraulic fracturing, and waging war on corporate entities.
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  • Jewell’s Actions Dash Hope for Change at Interior

    Nov 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Early on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was welcomed with bipartisan enthusiasm. She is a petroleum engineer who spent: a few years working for a major energy company in the Oklahoma oil patch; 19 years as a commercial banker; and, over a decade as an executive with REI, finally as its CEO.
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  • Scots-Irish Encounter the King's Men in the Ozark Forest

    Oct 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1808, a Scots-Irish family named McIlroy heard news of the Louisiana Purchase and farmland that was plentiful there, left their home in Tennessee, and headed west.
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  • Oilman with Reagan-Era Lease Still Waiting To Drill, Sues

    Sep 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In September of 1981, President Reagan determined whether to grant permission to drill on a federal oil and gas lease in Wyoming.
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  • Federal Court: A Right to Carry Openly Outside The Home

    Aug 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Last month, a Colorado federal district court struck down a U.S. Postal Service regulation barring a rural man from possessing a firearm in his car when he parks in the Post Office parking lot to retrieve and send his mail.
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