Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visiting Utah as dispute over Wild Lands continues
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will meet publicly in Moab with elected officials still angry over a push to identify wilderness areas throughout the West. Salazar will make two stops in Utah Wednesday, beginning with a morning speech at Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal. Salazar will tour a wilderness study area near Moab before hosting a public meeting in the eastern Utah city late in the afternoon. Salazar plans to discuss the economic opportunities provided by conservation and outdoor recreation. Utah officials sued the Interior Department earlier this year because of a Wild Lands policy they feared would prohibit development and mining on millions of acres in the state. That lawsuit is still pending despite Salazar's suspension of the policy. AP