In May, a month after Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s dramatic standoff over grazing fees with United States Bureau of Land Management, ranchers and land-rights activists in the northern part of the state followed Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber on a 70-mile horse ride, the Grass March from Elko to Battle Mountain to protest reduced livestock grazing allotments on federal land. Gerber modeled the Memorial Day ride after Gandhi’s famous Salt March to protest the British salt monopoly in 1930.
As an attorney, Gerber has repeatedly challenged federal land managers in Nevada, representing numerous clients in disputes with the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. He says he sees the status of Nevadans struggling against an overwhelming federal presence as similar to that of India under British colonial rule.
Quasi-Colonial Status Claimed
“The British government in India not only deprived the Indian people of their freedom but was running India economically, politically, culturally, and...
In a shot across the bow of wind power promoters, the Brown County Wisconsin Board of Health has declared the Shirley Wind Farm a “human health hazard.”
The Board declared the wind turbines at the Shirley Wind Project in Glenmore, Wisconsin a human health hazard for all people exposed to infrasound (low frequency noise) and other emissions potentially harmful to human health.
The Board’s Oct. 13 decision was based on a year-long study documenting infrasound in homes within a six mile radius of...
Climate Change Weekly #144
Contrary to projections made by environmental journalist Seth Borenstein in a widely reprinted article, 2014 will not be the hottest year on record.
Based on average surface temperature data for January–September 2014, Borenstein said the year is on pace to be the warmest in the modern instrumental record. He’ll be proven wrong.
Dr. Roy Spencer points out thermometers can’t measure global averages – only satellites can. Satellites measure nearly every square mile of...
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