Fracking: Obama administration tightens rules for chemical disclosure; Inhofe responds
… The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, a controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production across the country. …
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Economc report finds Utah capable of managing federal lands - Washington Times. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/3/utah-to-seize-own-land-from-government-challenge-f

“Those in favor of the state taking control of federal lands were buoyed by a report Monday that concluded the idea was financially feasible. Entitled"An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah,” the 784-page analysis found that Utah was capable of managing that property, now under the control of the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service.”

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Drug runners and terrorists using “protected” federal lands to sneak into U.S.A.. THE WESTERNER: The plunge toward border wilderness:http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-plunge-toward-border-wilderness.html

““We need to learn from our previous mistakes of designating protected lands anywhere near the border,” he lectures."Those protected lands just become a conduit for transnational criminal organizations … every time and every place.””

When fuel loads aren’t reduced, catastrophic fires rage.. Wildfire burns homes, forces evacuations in Calif. - Nation - The Boston Globe:: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/01/17/wildfire-burns-homes-forces-evacuations-calif/gfnisMP9gj8eUset9zPrMJ/story.html

“Because of arid and windy conditions, the national forest was under ‘‘very high’’ fire danger restrictions. Officials had posted numerous signs barring campfires anywhere except in camp fire rings in designated campgrounds. US Forest Service spokeswoman L’Tanga Watson said there are no designated campgrounds where the fire began.”