Ohio senator undercuts Darby protest

by Sarah Foster -- While local organizers in central Ohio's Madison County make final preparations for tomorrow's huge property rights rally opposing the proposed designation of their farming community as a 55,000-acre more…

Coastal town
fights road closings

by Sarah Foster -- A diverse group of beach users, local residents and business owners has invoked an 1866 law in an effort to reverse the National Park Service's recent closing of more…

Shovel Brigade heads east

by Sarah Foster -- When 1,500 shovel-carrying protesters from a dozen states descended on the tiny northern Nevada town of Jarbidge for Independence Day, it took them just two days -- working more…

Senate committee OKs land bill

by Sarah Foster -- A Senate committee has approved the $3-billion-a-year Conservation and Reinvestment Act, or CARA, clearing the highly controversial measure for full Senate consideration early in the fall. The Senate more…

Congress faces
major land-bill vote

by Sarah Foster -- When congressional lawmakers of both parties early last year launched a series of bills aimed at distributing huge offshore oil and gas revenues, many Republicans and property-rights advocates more…

Shovel Brigade takes on 'roadless' policy

by Sarah Foster -- A resolute group of shovel-carrying protesters has descended on the tiny community of Jarbidge, Nev., to challenge the U.S. Forest Service by reopening a county road the government more…

Judge flip-flops on Census finding

by Sarah Foster -- In a stunning reversal of her earlier decision, a federal judge has dismissed a case that would have prevented the federal government from taking criminal action against those more…

Disabled unwelcome on California beaches?

by Sarah Foster -- A coalition of recreation groups has filed a lawsuit to protest the Bureau of Land Management's closing of Black Sands Beach to motorized vehicles, claiming the move discriminates more…

'Endangered' act blamed for fire

by Sarah Foster -- The wildfire that has burned over 16,000 acres in Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico -- destroying homes and forcing residents to evacuate -- would never have more…

FLIR expert had 'heart attack'

by Sarah Foster -- The Baltimore, Md., Medical Examiner's Office has concluded that foul play was not a factor in the death of key Waco expert, Carlos Ghigliotti, 42, whose badly decomposed more…