Clean Water Act Victory For Landowners!

The 8th Cir Court of Appeals gave Pacific Legal Foundation a resounding victory today in Hawkes v Corps.  A unanimous three-judge panel held a Corps of Engineers’ Jurisdictional Determination (i.e.  wetlands delineation) is immediately reviewable in court and subject to challenge. For decades, the courts have used a legal fiction to deny citizens the right […]

How California Went Dry

Gov. Jerry Brown of California is fired up about nailing his citizens to the wall, should they dare to use more than their allotted amount of water. On Sunday, Brown said that those who did not take shorter showers would be punished with fines of up to $500, in order to cut urban water use […]

Federal Land Management Not a Good Deal for Americans

“By nearly all accounts, our federal lands are in trouble, both in terms of fiscal performance and environmental stewardship.” That was an assertion made earlier this month in a study released by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). The study focused on the difference between state-managed public lands and federally managed public lands. The […]

Fed Gov Moves To Seize Water Rights From 100,000 Montanans: “All Surface Water And Wells”

Greetings and Salutations, readers! My Nome de Guerre in the battle for truth and objective journalism is Jeremiah Johnson. I hope to pique your interest with a Montana issue that, regardless of the outcome, will have severe ramifications and set a precedent nationwide. This article covers the CSKT (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) proposed water-rights […]

Supreme Court weighs review of Army Corps’ jurisdiction decisions

The Supreme Court may decide as soon as Monday to review a high-profile case on whether an Army Corps of Engineers determination that property qualifies for Clean Water Act protections can be challenged in court. In Kent Recycling Services LLC v. Army Corps of Engineers, the justices are presented with the question of whether a […]

GOT WATER? HOW ABOUT THE RIGHT TO USE IT?

FA Note:  This article provides background for the subsequent post, “CSKT Compact Breaches State Sovereignty”. Agenda 21, Section II.  CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT, calls for control of ALL natural resources by the UN’s Department of Sustainable Deveopment, through local indigenous peoples, as with the ongoing efforts to remove all four Klamath River […]

CSKT Compact Breaches State Sovereignty

Note: our heartfelt thanks to former Senator Verdell Jackson, an outspoken critic of the CSKT water compact for this article that will be sent out to all legislators and newspapers throughout the state. by Verdell Jackson, Kalispell Ten thousand water claims ready to be filed by the CSKT has been an effective threat for the […]

Agenda 21 Bill Rejected In Montana

An Agenda 21 bill in Montana was rejected by lawmakers earlier this week. The bill was reportedly designed to protect property rights and states rights from the dictates and regulations in the non-binding United Nations plan. The Montana Agenda 21 bill was sponsored by Sun River Republican Randy Pinocci. House Bill 583 failed by just […]