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Winning the West

When it comes to winning elections in the West, public lands matter.

Polls from Colorado and Nevada show that Western voters favor a balanced approach to tackling the region’s public lands, energy, and recreation issues.

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Utah politicians lobby for public lands extremist Mike Noel as BLM director

Mike Noel, a little-known state Representative from Utah, is publicly campaigning to run the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He has put his own odds of being selected to run the agency at “maybe better than 50–50.” Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has even taken to publicly lobbying for Noel.

Rep. Noel would be an extreme pick to direct the BLM and, if selected, an early indication that neither Congressman Ryan Zinke — the nominee for Interior Secretary — or President-elect Trump are serious about upholding their promise to maintain U.S. public lands and fight efforts to dispose of American-owned lands into state and private hands.

Below are the three top reasons Rep. Noel is absolutely ill-suited to lead the BLM.

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REPORT:

Winning the West

When it comes to winning elections in the West, public lands matter.

Polls from Colorado and Nevada show that Western voters favor a balanced approach to tackling the region’s public lands, energy, and recreation issues.