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by Kathleen Sgamma, President on January 30, 2018 - 9:24am

The Outdoor Retailer convention, a major outdoor recreation industry event, was relocated from Salt Lake City to Denver this year because of differences with Utah officials over monument designations and other public lands issues.

Last Wednesday night before the...

Tags: public lands
by Kathleen Sgamma, President on January 10, 2018 - 8:31am

At the risk of revealing too much about myself, I have to admit that sometimes I go off on tangents.

Such was the case after reading an article in E&E News about the hydraulic fracturing rule withdrawal. A former Interior employee is anonymously quoted as saying, “So I guess my professional life from 2012-14 is being erased.” After pausing to enjoy some Schadenfreude and reflect on how many countless regulatory people in our industry spent years of their professional lives countering the regulatory overreach of thousands of bureaucrats, I exercised the power of social media and...