A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell, threatening the Colorado River

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell, threatening the Colorado River

From The Westerner Blog Sun-scorched desert mesa, 140 miles of it, lies between Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir, and Utah’s Washington County, one of America’s driest metropolitan regions. It’s a long way in miles — but not insurmountable to the Washington County Water Conservancy District, which is charged with ensuring a rapidly growing desert […]

New political party in Utah providing home to ‘centrists’

New political party in Utah providing home to ‘centrists’

From High Country News Jim Bennett, a congressional candidate in the upcoming special election in Utah’s 3rd District, always considered himself a loyal Republican. But that began to change in 2010 when his father, three-term Sen. Bob Bennett, lost the party’s nomination, blocked by Tea Party Republicans who didn’t find him conservative enough. Jim Bennett, […]

State, federal officials discuss ways of controlling wild horse populations

State, federal officials discuss ways of controlling wild horse populations

By Michael McGrady / Heartland Institute Populations of federally protected wild horses roaming throughout 10 Western states are growing to such an extent they are destroying their habitat. Wild horse populations have swollen so quickly federal authorities say they need new management options to limit populations and protect habitat the horses are destroying. At an August […]

BLM proposes oil and gas leases in Utah

BLM proposes oil and gas leases in Utah

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes offering 75 parcels totaling about 94,000 acres in Utah’s Duchesne, Uintah, and Emery counties in its December oil and gas lease sale, including one of three parcels considered earlier in its draft environmental assessment (EA) near Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument. […]

Utah considering drone harassment of livestock as a crime

Utah considering drone harassment of livestock as a crime

From the Westerner Blog HB217, a bill sponsored by Rep. Scott Chew, was unanimously approved in the House on Tuesday. It now moves to the Utah Senate. The legislation would make it a class B misdemeanor if a person knowingly uses an ATV, dog, or drone to harm or harass livestock. If the animal is […]

Obama signs massive land grab in Nevada and Utah near Bundy ranch

Obama signs massive land grab in Nevada and Utah near Bundy ranch

From Freedom’s Phoenix (NaturalNews) If you haven’t figured out by now that President Obama is doing all he can to sabotage and trip up President-elect Donald J. Trump before he takes office, then you’re not paying attention. As time runs out on his presidency, he is doing everything he can to make Trump’s first years […]

Harry Reid pressed in Utah pay-to-play probe

Harry Reid pressed in Utah pay-to-play probe

A Utah state prosecutor who has been investigating allegations of wrongdoing against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for more than a year on Wednesday night challenged the Senate minority leader to voluntarily provide evidence to clear his name. Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings, who is pursuing a corruption case against a former Utah attorney […]