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by Frank DuBois

The Federal Land Council News

My column this month covers budget deception by the feds and two court decisions that slap the federales down hard.

The Sequester Jester

I wrote last month about the puny size of the first round of sequestration budget adjustments. These mini-cuts, however, are resulting in squawking and political posturing by the current administration and others.
We now have leaked emails confirming our suspicions of how the politicians would react.

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by Frank DuBois

The Federal Land Council News

This month’s column is about a new jewel, a new chairman, sequestration and road kill dining

A jewel or junk?

President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell to be the next Secretary of Interior. Jewell has been the CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) since 2005, and prior to that she was a petroleum engineer for Mobil Oil Co. and served in the banking industry.

Before you get too excited about a businesswoman with a degree in petroleum engineering, take note the executive director of the Sierra Club says “In Jewell, President Obama chose a leader with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the higher purposes public lands hold for all Americans – recreation, adventure, and enjoyment.… Read the rest

 

by Frank DuBois

The Federal Land Council News

This month’s column is about fly eatin’ birds, cow eatin’ wolves and saying adios to Salazar and wood stoves.

The Wee Willy Flycatcher

The willow flycatcher is a small, insect-eating, migrant bird that only grows to about five inches in length and spends the winter in Mexico and Central America. The bird nests in the southwestern U.S. from May through September.

On January 4 the U.S.… Read the rest