Energy Security Must Include Reliable Power

The Obama – EPA  plan ensures that blackouts will be in our future. Unlike populations in most other parts of the world, we Americans take vital benefits of dependable electricity for granted. We simply plug into an outlet or flip on a switch and fully expect that our lights will go on, our computers will […]

Will A Four-Decade Old Law Limit Obama’s Land Powers?

A “Sagebrush Rebellion” like the one that propelled Ronald Reagan (“Count me in as a [sagebrush] rebel.”) into the Oval Office is making national news because President Obama governs like President Carter.  Obama’s Interior Secretary, for example, threatens more unilateral land lockup decrees if westerners do not embrace legislation putting vast areas off-limits to “multiple […]

Here We Stand, At The Twilight’s Last Gleaming: “All Private Property Rights In The U.S. To Be Strategically Usurped”

“Here We Stand, At The Twilight’s Last Gleaming” These words are written past the midnight hour and I remember back to March 23, 2010 when Obamacare was signed into law at the 11th hour.  I remember it well; I was up almost all night, as it was around 11 pm that it was finished.  Never […]

Oyster Farmer: ‘We Are Terrified’ Of The Government

Drakes Bay Oyster Company operated in Point Reyes for decades until National Park Service officials used falsified data to force Kevin Lunny’s family-run oyster farm to shut down. The experience has left its mark on Lunny: “We are terrified,” he told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday. “Let me be clear, we did not fail as […]

Attorney Calls Easements A ‘Government Land Grab’

In recent years, conservation easements—agreements between landowners and nonprofit organizations—have gained popularity as a way to protect wildlife, provide various kinds of tax exemptions as well as prevent land and mineral development with an eye toward permanent preservation. At the same time, there has been concerns these easements have caused erosion of local tax bases […]

Tribes Make Call For Water – Water Shutoffs Could Begin As Early As Next Week

FA Note – This action by the Klamath Tribes, under authority of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement (UKBCA), highlights what is likely in Montanan’s future, via the Consolidated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact signed into law last week.   Water shutoffs could begin as early as next week. Since Monday, water calls have […]

Armed Oregon Protesters Gather at Bureau of Land Management Office Over Mine Dispute, Report Says

FA Note – Courts have long recognized the Act of July 26, 1866, and May 10, 1872 as amended, whereby Congress abdicated its authority and jurisdiction over the mineral estate, granting it as an absolute gift without condition or limitation to all citizens. More than 100 demonstrators, some of them armed, reportedly surrounded the Bureau […]

Floodplain Executive Order: Latest Obama Power Grab

Another illegal action unlikely to be challenged in court? Millions of Americans living and working in floodplains and other low-lying areas are at acute risk of being inundated – not by rising water, but by a tidal wave of federal regulations – courtesy of the Obama Administration. With public attention riveted on the chaotic developments […]