Tag: Ryan Zinke

San Juan County paid nearly $500K to Louisiana law firm to lobby for Bears Ears reductions

This story originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. Two months before President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in late 2016, San Juan County hired a New Orleans-based law firm to fight against the designation and later to lobby for the monument’s reduction. The southeastern Utah county paid $485,600 to Davillier Law Group in

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Trump removes protection for swaths of Utah parks

Source: CelebCafe Patagonia also replaced its usual homepage with a stark message, “The President Stole Your Land”. Conservation groups called it the largest elimination of protected land in American history. For Director of Environmental Activism for Patagonia Hans Cole, Trump’s move not only “could jeopardize public access, but also jeopardize the value inherent in the

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Commentary: U.S. and Utah need to stop coddling domestic extremists

Source: Salt Lake Tribune and True Viral News Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke capped off a recent presidentially mandated review of national monuments by declaring, “I am an advocate to never sell or transfer public land, and so is the president.” His words were intended to be reassuring, but not to public land advocates.

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SEC. ZINKE CALLS FOR MONUMENT REDUCTIONS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 24, 2017 CONTACT:     Madison Hayes | Alliance for a Better Utah madison@betterutah.org   – – – – – – SEC. ZINKE CALLS FOR MONUMENT REDUCTIONS – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – After nearly three months of anticipation, Secretary of the Department of

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BUSINESS OWNERS ADVOCATE FOR GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 7, 2017 – – – – – – BUSINESS OWNERS ADVOCATE FOR GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – – – – – – Salt Lake City, UT – With the public comment period deadline quickly approaching, business owners in the Grand Staircase region are concerned about the future of

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The Inside Utah Politics Panel weighs in on Bears Ears, national rhetoric & UTA Board

Source: Good 4 Utah This week Conservative Blogger Holly Richardson and Jeff Swift, LDS Democrats joined Chief Political Correspondent Glen Mills for the Inside Utah Politics Panel. The two weigh in on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to downsize Bears Ears National Monument, the shooting at the republican congressional baseball team’s practice in

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PRESS RELEASE: ESCALANTE BOULDER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REITERATES ZINKE CALL: PROTECT GRAND-STAIRCASE ESCALANTE, PROTECT LOCAL ECONOMIES

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 8, 2017 CONTACT: Madison Hayes | Alliance for a Better Utah – – – – – ESCALANTE BOULDER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REITERATES ZINKE CALL: PROTECT GRAND-STAIRCASE ESCALANTE, PROTECT LOCAL ECONOMIES – – – – – Salt Lake City – As Secretary Zinke prepares his final recommendation of the

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2017 Interim Session – Public Lands Update

Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee This meeting started late, much to the chagrin of committee chair, Sen. Margaret Dayton. (She hates that.) During the “Committee Business” portion at the beginning of the meeting, committee chair, Rep. Keven Stratton, mentioned potential studies for the committee to consider. Among them? “Oil and gas operations…and potential

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Bears Ears: Hatch, Utah delegation lead pushback effort

Sources: The Spectrum, Farmington Daily Times, and Deming Headlight After signing an executive order calling for a review of more than two dozen national monuments, President Donald Trump handed the pen to U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, crediting the Utah Republican for being a driving force behind the order. “Believe me, he’s tough,” Trump said, nodding

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