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  • Bears Ears: When local residents successfully fight feds, we all win

    Bears Ears: When local residents successfully fight feds, we all win0

    • December 4, 2017

    President Trump and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke have righted a wrong, marking a victory for local voices and fair and just government. After months of meeting and conferring with local residents, tribal leaders, and elected officials, the Trump administration reduced the size of the 1.35 million acre Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent. As

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  • Anti-fracking ballot measures’ failure is a win for Colorado, but it’s only temporary0

    • August 30, 2016

    The announcement today by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that Initiatives 75 and 78, two anti-energy measures targeting hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas natural resource development and endangering property rights throughout the state failed to gather sufficient signatures to make the November ballot, was certainly welcome news for us at the Independence Institute’s

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  • Smack down: Bureau of Land Management fracking regulations rejected0

    • June 23, 2016

    By John Knetemann All the Bureau of Land Management has is a hammer, and everything to them is a nail. Today, Wyoming federal judge Scott Skavdahl rejected the Bureau of Land Management’s new fracking rules published under the name “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands.” According to the Bureau of Land

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