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Why Joe Biden’s Expansion Of Bears Ears National Monument Is An Aggressive Land Grab

President Joe Biden reinstated Obama-era boundaries for a trio of national monuments Friday, expanding the monuments by millions of acres under rigid federal restrictions. The new boundaries include more than 1.3 million acres at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and more than 1.8 million acres at the state’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Biden also reintroduced commercial fishing limits on…

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Watchdog Group Sues Interior Department Over Access To Secretary Deb Haaland’s Schedule

A government watchdog group is suing the Interior Department over access to Secretary Deb Haaland’s schedule, which has been kept under seal through nearly her entire seven-month tenure. The transparency non-profit Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed the lawsuit after a series of records requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) failed to generate documents months after solicitation. “Compliance…

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Biden Administration Explores Dragging Land Agency Away From U.S. Land, Back To The Swamp

DENVER, Col. — President Joe Biden’s Interior Secretary Deb Haaland gave the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado a visit last week as she contemplates the agency’s return to Washington, DC. “My first priority is to avoid doing any more harm to the BLM’s dedicated employees,” Haaland said, and indicated a decision is likely to come…

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Alaska’s Republican Leaders Slam Biden For Suspending Arctic Drilling

Several Republican officials in Alaska, including Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, called out President Joe Biden this week for his decision to freeze drilling in an oil preserve in the Arctic amid a Trump administration reversal. While the leases were issued in relation to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act signed by President Donald Trump, Biden took action against oil…

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