Barbara H. Peterson on January 28th, 2016

The lands that the government collects are called “public lands.” The BLM is charged with managing “public lands,” and routinely leases and sells mineral rights on the very same lands that it is supposed to manage and protect.

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Barbara H. Peterson on January 9th, 2016

The last holdouts in a war for land that the BLM wants. It appears that Agenda 21 is in full swing, and the Hammonds just happen to be in the way and have no intentions of moving. So the problem becomes how to make them move.

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Barbara H. Peterson on May 4th, 2011

Mining companies are buying up ranches left and right, just to get the water rights. Then all they have to do is get a permit to change the use from irrigation to mining. Once appropriated, the water rights are not available for any other development, even if the mine never opens, unless the mine is willing to sell the water rights.

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Barbara H. Peterson on December 16th, 2010

It seems like there’s not much hope for Mt. Hope in Nevada. A brave group of American farmers and ranchers (and so far, Eureka County, NV) are all that is standing between our valuable American resources and water rights, and a Chinese company that has taken a $745 million loan from a bank fully owned by the Chinese Government.

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