Conservative News & Commentary

Mar 3, 2013 — by: A. Smith
Categories: Government

We salute all three commissioners for taking the proper action concerning the KBRA which benefited special interests at the expense of the tax payer.

Attached is the complete, official press release (PDF, 190K).

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  1. Finnious T Fogbottom ~ Mar. 13, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    The following article could be just another reason why some are weary of the credibility of those behind the KBRA etc.: "BLM mulls Owyhee-area wilderness use" http://www.capitalpress.com/content/JO-wilderness-022713 Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00 PM “...Scott Stouder, Idaho backcountry director with Trout Unlimited, said federal discussions about declaring an Owyhee national monument prompted the parties to meet. He's been involved in a similar cooperative approach, the Clearwater Basin Collaborative, which he said should produce legislation soon on new wilderness in northern Idaho while protecting the area's timber industry. Some cattle ranchers, however, stress collaboration can't work if promises aren't kept. Bill White, president of the Owyhee Cattlemen's Association, said the Owyhee Initiative promised to buy leases from permittees concerned about ranching under rigid wilderness guidelines, yet little funding was ever allocated. "This will give the ranchers and people an opportunity to comment and try to get it set up a little more favorable for them," White said. Chad Gibson, an Owyhee area ranch management consultant, detects "boilerplate" wilderness language in the draft plan that fails to recognize the intent and history of the Owyhee Initiative. He argues ranchers need greater access, including more time to repair damaged spring developments. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, is "disappointed" that the BLM hasn't considered in its grazing decisions the standards established under the initiative recognizing the economic and cultural importance of ranching to the county, according to his spokesman.” Eyes to see, Ears to hear? Finnious #

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