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  • A Century Later, Alaska Seizes Private Property

    Jan 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Not all land grabs begin with the federal government despite its insatiable hunger, to quote Ronald Reagan, for people’s private property. (Is there a concerted plan by the federal government to quietly gain control of land in America either by outright ownership or through regulation of private pr
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  • Humpty Dumpty Reigns At The Ninth Circuit

    Dec 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Karuk Tribe of California is a federally-recognized Indian Tribe that engages in environmental litigation involving streams and rivers in the Klamath National Forest. In October 2004, the Karuk filed a lawsuit in California federal district court charging that the manner in which the Forest Ser
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  • Nebraska Lawyer Challenges His "Union'S" Political Fees

    Nov 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    Last June, days before the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long awaited and surprising rulings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s S.B. 1070, the Court released a precedent-setting decision that was noticed briefly and then all but forgotten. The importance
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  • Reagan – We Win And They Lose

    Oct 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    Forty-eight years ago this month, former Governor Ronald Reagan delivered his famous A Time for Choosing speech. It is worth considering Reagan’s legacy on natural resources and the environment.

    We win and they lose, said Reagan in 1977 to Richard V. Allen in describing his strategy for dea

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  • University Of Colorado’S Dubious Commitment To Safety

    Sep 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    Late last month the University of Colorado (CU) made national news with its decision to segregate students who hold concealed carry permits in their own dormitory. CU’s latest announcement on the subject CU floated a different idea in April comes in response to CU’s stunning defeat at the Colorado
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  • Equal Access To Justice Act Neither Equal Nor Just

    Aug 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    Last month, Karen Budd-Falen, a Cheyenne, Wyoming attorney, presented her findings on the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) to the 100th Anniversary Conference of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute in Vail, Colorado. After spending years researching court documents the federal government kee
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  • Colorado Fires Fan Flames Of Federal Forest Controversy

    Jul 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    It’s hot in Colorado! It is not just that summer began officially a little over a week ago. Nor is it that last week Denver, with an average high temperature of 103.5°, hit the record of 105°, twice! Nor is it that a drought, which began in the winter of 2011-2012 and lasted through the spring, c
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  • Junk Science, Weird Science, And Just Plain Nonsense

    Jun 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    At a recent three-day hearing before an Idaho federal district court on whether the court should restrict oil and gas and ranching activities over a vast area of federal land in western Wyoming, an expert summoned by the environmental group that filed the lawsuit testified, The greater sage grouse i
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  • North Dakota And Montana: A Tale Of Two Energy States

    May 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    In response to President Obama’s claims regarding his role in the dramatic increase in oil and gas production across the country, experts, such as the Institute for Energy Research, demonstrate that leasing of federal lands let alone the production from them has plummeted under Obama and his anti-hy
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  • Massive Land-Lock Up Threatens Nuclear Future

    Apr 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    President Obama's commitment to all of the above energy development apparently does not include nuclear power in light of a January 2012 order issued by his Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, locking-up a million acres of federal land in northwestern Arizona that holds the Nation's highest-grad
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