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  • Guest Commentary: Nobody’s seizing fed lands, and other canards
    September 4, 2014
    CSG-W Director Carl Graham’s guest commentary on the misinformation that’s being peddled about federal lands transfer efforts. Stop with the straw men: Nobody’s ‘seizing’ federal lands “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi said that, and it’s a pretty reliable barometer of political progress. The further ...
  • Montana Environmental Quality Council Federal Lands Management Study Matrix and Commissioner Polling
    July 29, 2014
    Montana’s SJ15 set up a study to look at federal lands management policies in the state and the committee did a tremendous job collecting data and identifying challenges and opportunities. We’ll post the draft report soon, but in the meantime a couple of pieces are already available. The first is a study matrix and related data ...
  • Nevada Federal Lands Management Study
    July 29, 2014
    Congressional Transfer of Public Lands to the State of Nevada: A Report of the Nevada Land Management Task Force to the Nevada Interim Legislative Committee on Public Lands Pursuant to AB 227 of the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session This is the final draft of Nevada’s study looking at the issues surrounding transfer of federal public lands to the ...
  • Federal Lands Discussion with NM PBS
    July 21, 2014
    Fred Martino of New Mexico PBS station KRWG speaks with Carl Graham, Director of the Coalition for Self-Government in the West about federal lands and federal dependence in the state. Carl Graham with New Mexico PBS KRWG’s Fred Martino
  • How/Why the West is turning right … sort of
    July 17, 2014
    CSG-W director Carl Graham’s answer to the question “What’s happening with conservatism in the West” in the Washington Times. Bottom line: The tilt of the West, and the nation may come down to mundane math. If an urban majority that is disconnected from the rural production economy, a majority that values feel-good policy over physical outcomes, can impose ...