Friday, April 17, 2015

Another Tense Bundy-Like Showdown Over Federal Land Is Brewing — And This Time It’s In A ‘Blue’ State 

The federal government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is once again sparking controversy – and it’s doing so on the one-year anniversary of the Bundy Ranch standoff.

This time, it’s the Galice Mining District near Grants Pass, Oregon, that is shaping up as a battle between the all-powerful federal agency and Sugar Pine miners. Sugar Pine is part of the Galice district.

Many Americans outside of the Western United States were unfamiliar with the BLM prior to the controversy over Cliven Bundy’s ranch, when they learned that approximately 50 percent of the land out West is owned by the federal government.


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