America’s ranching families raise the livestock that feeds and clothes this country. But environmentalist lawyers are plotting to put them out of business and seize control of the western lands where cattle and sheep have freely roamed for a hundred years.
Parents should have the right to pass down to their children what they’ve worked so hard for all their lives. But when the Hanleys decided to pass their family ranch on to their children, they learned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) illegally cancelled their grazing rights.
Keeping a family farm, sheep or cattle ranch profitable is a difficult enough without special interest groups making it harder. The grizzly bear was once an endangered species, but in 2017 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly population exceeded scientists’ minimum goals for the powerful predator. It had fully recovered. The agency tried to remove the animal from the endangered list, but was sued in Crow Indian Tribe v. United States of America. More recently, environmental groups also got involved trying to prevent delisting of the grizzly.
Ranchers and Farmers in western Wyoming asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today to recognize the injuries ranchers and farmers will continue to suffer if the Court does not overturn a lower court’s decision to return the Yellowstone-area grizzly bear to the List of Endangered and Threatened Species.
MSLF attorney Ron Opsahl has an op-ed in RealClearPolicy, exposing radical environmentalist lawyers who profit from litigation without actually benefiting environmental conservation.
Ranchers have fallen into the crosshairs of one of the most notorious and extreme environmentalist groups in the country.
Radical environmentalists want to put sheep ranchers out of business in Colorado. The outcome of this case could determine the future of the sheep industry throughout the Southern Rockies.
When President Clinton created the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, residents were told that the resulting tourism boom would more than make up for the loss of ranching, mining, logging, and other economic activities. However, the tourists never came and local economies never recovered.
David A. and Pamela F. Herr own lakefront property on Crooked Lake near Watersmeet in Gogebic County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was their dream to own a lakefront home to share with their children and grandchildren.
Case Summary In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released 3 million gallons of mineralized water at the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. To minimize its responsibility for the spill, the EPA hastily designated a vast area surrounding the mine as a Superfund site and thereby subjected its neighbors to financial liability for its actions.…