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Can Utah’s Mike Noel run the BLM, an agency he despises?

Source: Salt Lake Tribune As Utah state Rep. Mike Noel actively courts support for his bid to become the next director of the Bureau of Land Management, conservation and outdoor business interests are questioning the Kanab lawmaker’s ability to effectively run an agency he has relentlessly condemned since quitting it 20 years ago. “The BLM

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Press Release – UTAH BUSINESS, COMMUNITY AND ADVOCACY LEADERS OPPOSE REP. MIKE NOEL FOR BLM DIRECTOR

Salt Lake City, UT – Good government group, Alliance for a Better Utah, announced today that prominent business, community and advocacy leaders from around Utah joined together to send a letter to the Trump Administration’s transition team opposing the potential appointment of Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, as director of the Bureau of Land Management. Rep.

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Op-ed: Past history says Noel would be disastrous for BLM

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune If one were to glance at his resume, Utah state Rep. Mike Noel may seem a good fit for the position of the director of the Bureau of Land Management. He worked for the BLM in the past; he lives in rural southern Utah; he speaks for causes he cares about.

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Newest poll shows Utahns still divided on Bears Ears monument

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune New polling indicates Utah voters are divided starkly over whether a Bears Ears National Monument should be designated for the archaeologically rich landscape in San Juan County. A 39 percent plurality opposes a monument, which President Barack Obama has been asked to designate under the Antiquities Act, while 33 percent

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Climate Change is Happening in Utah

Over 50 million dollars were spent fighting wildfires in Utah just last year while thousands were forced to evacuate their homes. And the number of wildfires is expected to increase. It is fitting, then, that the first bill in two years that dares to openly discuss climate change would focus on wildfire suppression efforts. HB

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Representative Scorned

On Wednesday, the House Government Operations Committee heard testimony on Representative Patrice Arent’s HB 258, that would eliminate the straight party voting option from future ballots. There are several reasons why we supported the bill and why I spoke in favor of it, including the belief that an electorate should be well informed, that there

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Utah legislator rips D.C. while raking in federal cash

Ultimately, the Kane County Water Conservancy District envisions up to 700 connections in the area of Strawberry Ridge, including Zion View, the mostly primitive Skyhaven Mountain Retreat subdivision and 200 acres of undeveloped school-trust lands in the county. But if the Alliance for a Better Utah has anything to say about it, Noel won’t be

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