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Stop 30×30 Summit

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Is 30×30 conservation or land grab?

EO, Statements and releases, U.S. & Mexico, HLEDApril 2022 Mid-year Fact Sheet

30×30, or “America the Beautiful” initiative, is a reference to President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, with the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030, the “U.S. International Climate Finance Plan” signed January 27, 2021. A summary at explains, “Executive Order 14008, of January 27, 2021, places the climate crisis at the forefront of foreign policy and national security planning. “The United States will work with other countries and partners, both bilaterally and multilaterally, to put the world on a sustainable climate pathway. The United States will also move quickly to build resilience, both at home and abroad, against the impacts of climate change that are already manifest and will continue to intensify according to current trajectories.” Federal Register PDF 15 pgs. Examine how this statement compares to a HLED Mid-Year Review between the U.S. and Mexico.

Centralized meat distribution, The Highwire, mark link 1:23:30, “four companies in the United States basically own the supply chain,” Shad Sullivan

Media Coverage


  • 4/22/22 – KLKN Lincoln “Ricketts slams Biden’s 30×30 plan, says bureaucrats ‘don’t know Nebraska’”
  • 4/22/22 LJS – Ben Nelson opinion, “I agree with critics who say the administration should have been clearer about the proposal. Regardless, I believe its objectives are good, entirely voluntary..”
  • 4/21/22 LJS pg A3, “Ricketts to host event opposing president’s conservation efforts” the article notes, “The federal initiative was initially referred to as ’30×30,’ but the Biden administration has since rebranded it ‘America the Beautiful.'”
  • 4/20/22 – LJS Guest Column opinion, James Taylor, President of the Heartland Institute, Arlington Heights, Illinois, “Saving freedom, land rights” Response to opinion by Kyle Herrig, 4/19/22
  • 4/19/22 LJS Guest Column opinion, Kyle Herrig, Omaha, “Saving land, livelihoods
  • LJS 5/31/21 – Don Walton: Section A, Pg 3 * Gov. Pete Ricketts has embarked on a series of “Stop 30 x 30” town halls in Nebraska to attack President Joe Biden’s expressed environmental goal of conserving 30% of the nation’s land and waters by 2030. The governor describes the proposal as a “radical climate agenda.”
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Credit, The Highwire, at mark 1:29:00, Sullivan discusses Agenda 2030 and attendance at the Stop 30×30 summit in Lincoln on April 22, 2022


  • 4/28/22 – The Highwire, episode 265, “Food Wars” start at mark 1:11:00 for interview of Shad Sullivan, cattle rancher in Texas and Colorado, attended Stop 30×30 in Lincoln. Recommends buy local and hold a reasonable personal six week food store. “We have to choose it now, liberty or control,” Bigtree asks where does it hit the consumer, “..if we don’t switch something around right now, I think going into late September through next year, we’re going to see major supply chain issues.” “I don’t depend on the centralized food chain in our family… watch it [the farm-to-table movement] really close.” Discussion on P3 in land use.
  • 4/30/22 – Awaken with JP, humor/satire, “They’re causing food shortages?!
  • 4/22/22 – HuffPost “How Nebraska’s Governor Became A General In A Right-Wing War Against Biden’s Conservation Goal”
  • 11/24/21 – Corbett Report, “How Green Finance is Monopolizing the Planet” Interview with Whitney Webb

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