HARNEY COUNTY – Data Dump Research Links 1-26-2016

Here are some links for research material for some show presentations.
1.  Fed land seizures
2.  Jailing of ranchers/farmers
3.  Expansion of National Monument system
4.  Destruction of riches farmland and reversion to wildland in CA.
5.  Famine and food and water scarcity
6.  Multinationals declare water access is their sole right

Organ Peaks National Monument

We have seen discussion from fedgov about expanding the national monument system and intense opposition to it.  This construct is operative right now in Harney County, OR.  It appears that fedgov and elites are using this construct to even withdraw more land from private ownership.  It also appears that they are subverting and co-opting sportsmen, legislators, and businessmen to encourage and support the system.
Link to Malheur Co. National Monument plan.

And a third data dump:

Full coverage

[UPDATED] Federal coal lease suspension clips Montana projects

Helena Independent Record – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
BILLINGS — Mining companies say a federal decision to stop leasing coal on public lands has bottled up Montana and Wyoming coal projects. The leasing suspension announced Friday by the Department of the Interior has put expansion plans in doubt at the …

Montana Reactions To The President’s Coal Lease Moratorium

MTPR – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Denowh speaks for the coal advocacy group, “Count on Coal Montana,” and doesn’t like the moratorium on leases until the government completes a comprehensive review. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wants to find out whether fees charged to mining …

Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal lands

Billings Gazette – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
The anticipated announcement casts a shadow over the first Powder River Basin Regional Coal Team meeting in more than two years. The group, comprised of the governors of Montana and Wyoming and BLM officials from both states, considers applications …

Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land

U.S. News & World Report – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Some of the largest projects are in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, the nation’s top coal-producing region. The federal program to lease coal-mining rights to a single bidder has remained largely unchanged for decades, despite complaints …

Obama administration will announce halt on new coal leases

ABC FOX Montana News – ‎Jan 14, 2016‎
Roughly 40 percent of the coal produced in the United States comes from federal lands. The vast majority of that mining takes place in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. It’s unclear what impact the moratorium will have on many coal …

APNewsBreak: Coal Suspension Affects 30-Plus Mining Projects

ABC News – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Some of the largest projects are in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, the nation’s top coal-producing region. Other projects are in Utah, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and North Dakota. The announcement marks another …

Obama administration halts new coal leases

ABC FOX Montana News – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it’s halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review. The question is whether fees charged to mining companies provide a fair return to American taxpayers and reflect …

Republicans furious over Obama move on coal leases

The Hill – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Steve Daines, a Republican who represents mining-heavy Montana, said the move is an “unprecedented assault on one of Montana’s most important sources of good paying jobs and tax revenue.” Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) called the decision “another …

Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal lands: Another blow to Big Coal

seattlepi.com (blog) – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
The federal government will stop issuing new coal leases on federal lands, mainly in Wyoming and Montana, as the Obama administration reviews coal’s impact on climate change as well as the price that big coal companies are paying America’s taxpayers.

Daines: Halt of coal leases an “unprecedented assault” on Montana jobs and tax revenue

KTVQ Billings News – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday it will “pause” on issuing new coal leases on federal lands. The suspension was ordered while the federal agency reviews the coal lease program “in order to ensure that it is properly structured to

Why Does So Much US Coal Come from Federal Land?

National Geographic – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Public lands deliver a much bigger share of coal than of oil (21 percent) or natural gas (14 percent) because they happen to overlap Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin. PRB’s surface-mined coal is cheaper to mine than underground stores in …

Obama halts new coal leasing on federal land, orders sweeping review

Washington Post – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Coal production on federal land accounts for roughly 41 percent of the nation’s total coal production. The vast majority of that mining — 86 percent — takes place in the Powder River Basin, which spans northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana.

Coal-lease moratorium a new blow to proposed terminals here

The Seattle Times – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Those reserves include coal that remains to be mined from current federal leases not affected by the moratorium, as well as access to 1.4 billion tons of coal on private and tribal lands of the Crow Nation in Montana. The export coal trade already his

Obama temporarily bans new coal leases on federal land

Los Angeles Times – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
The new review announced Friday concerns the coal that private companies mine from federally owned land, which accounts for about 40% of all coal produced in the U.S. Most coal on public lands is in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana, and …

Obama Steers Climate Battle “Upstream” With New Coal Policy

National Journal – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
John Barrasso of Wyoming said the move “effectively hands a pink slip to the thousands of people in Wyoming and across the West employed in coal production.” The Powder River Basin region of Wyoming and Montana accounts for over 85 percent of the …

Obama Administration to Announce Halt to Federal Coal Leasing

U.S. News & World Report – ‎Jan 14, 2016‎
About 40 percent of the coal produced in the U.S. is mined on federal land, mostly in Wyoming and Montana. Royalty rates under the coal leasing program, however, have not been updated in decades and have long been criticized for vastly undervaluing

Obama halts new coal leases

Pueblo Chieftain – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
More than 40 percent of U.S. coal production, or about 450 million tons a year, comes from public lands in Wyoming, Montana and other Western states, bringing in more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Coal reserves already under lease can continue to

Gov. Bullock Slams Coal Lease Moratorium

MTPR – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
“President Obama is wrong, and once again Montana’s working families are left bearing the brunt of his unilateral action. Of course American taxpayers should get their fair value from coal leases, and of course there should be transparency in the process.

Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing Citing Climate Change

Scientific American – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
As of the end of 2014, there were 308 active coal mining leases on more than 464,000 acres of public lands in Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Montana and Colorado, with an additional 10,500 acres in Kentucky, Alabama and West Virginia. Burning coal and …

Putting an Environmental Price Tag on Coal

New York Times – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
About 40 percent of the coal produced in America comes from federal lands in the West, mostly from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana. According to a study by the Center for American Progress and the Wilderness Society, Powder River Basin …

US Pledges to Ease Pain of Closing Coal Mines in Shift to Cleaner Energy

New York Times – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
But in many coal-heavy but relatively remote areas, such as West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin, job options are limited. And the federal government’s efforts to help communities transition from a dying industry to …

Obama announces moratorium on new federal coal leases

Washington Post – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
Government-owned coal harvested in the Powder River basin–the country’s biggest coal-producing region, straddling Wyoming and Montana–accounts for about 10 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study last year by the Center for …

Climate Change: Obama Administration Halts New Coal-Mining Leases On Public Land

International Business Times – ‎Jan 16, 2016‎
An estimated 40 percent of the coal produced in the U.S. comes from federal lands, mostly in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Burning of coal and other fossil fuels for electricity production accounts for 31 percent of domestic

Tipton attacks Obama’s moratorium on new coal leases

The Durango Herald – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
“Given serious concerns raised about the federal coal program, we’re taking the prudent step to hit pause on approving significant new leases so that decisions about those leases can benefit from the recommendations that come out of the review,” Jewell

In Climate Move, Obama Halts New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands

New York Times – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction.

Obama Ends New Coal Leases On Public Lands

ThinkProgress – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
“A complete assessment of the federal coal program is overdue,” said Dan Bucks, former director of the Montana Department of Revenue. “There are a host of energy, environmental, social, fiscal, and managerial issues that need to be addressed. The coal …

The Obama Administration Halts New Coal Mining on Federal Lands

CityLab – ‎Jan 15, 2016‎
“If you never have competitive sales, you can never really establish fair market value,” says Dan Bucks, who dealt with coal leasing as director of Montana’s Department of Revenue from 2005-2013. “Over the years and decades, we’re talking about

 

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