Is the enforcement of the Endangered Species Act scientifically or politically based?
It is time to return to the BLM motto—“land of many uses”—not land of no uses.
By insisting that federal lands are free, we simply pad the pockets of big business.
If tribes are going to get more say in protecting sacred sites, like Bears Ears, they will have to have a greater role than consultation.
Companies, like Patagonia, selling outdoor gear lobby endlessly for more federal wilderness—subsidized by the taxpayer.
The U.S. Forest Service targets cooperative landowner in Montana.
Land managers should pursue negotiation instead of litigation when settling access disputes.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
In most cases, federal policies discourage developers from doing business on Native American reservations, in effect denying tribes the opportunity to benefit from energy projects such as the Dakota Access Pipeline.
It is appropriate that Elouise Cobell be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but it would be better yet if the federal government would grant all Native Americans the freedom suggested by the award’s title - especially when it comes to energy development.