Video: A 37 Year Fight to Use Leased Lands

Imagine buying a lease from the government, spending years following the rules and preparing to access those leased minerals, only to have it cancelled and have to sue for your rights?

Sidney Longwell of Baton Rouge doesn’t have to imagine. He’s living it.

But with Mountain States Legal Foundation’s help he’s fighting in court. Most recently, MSLF attorney David McDonald defended prior victories for Mr. Longwell in the D.C. District Court of Appeals on Jan. 21.

In our new video, his daughter Kelly and business partner Sonny tell the story of the government’s unreasonable delays and Mr. Longwell’s quest to force the government to “do the right thing” for him and all Americans.

Kelly Longwell and Sonny Cranch in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the case: Solenex, LLC v. Bernhardt here

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Tom Paterson of Spur Ranch Cattle Company is one of many southwestern ranchers now endangered by environmentalist litigation trying to end grazing on federally managed lands in Arizona and New Mexico. MSLF is determined to protect them.

MSLF Welcomes Nicole Sanders as Major Gifts Officer

Our foundation is proud to announce our latest hire, Nicole Sanders, will join our fundraising team on March 16 as a Major Gifts Officer. Nicole comes to Mountain States Legal Foundation from Students for Liberty in Texas, where she was a senior development officer.

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