The Disappearing States

Excerpts from a recent news arti­cle from McClatchy News­pa­pers: Rise in trade spurs U.S. to pro­tect tur­tles 1.       “The U.S. gov­ern­ment is propos­ing a new lev­el of pro­tec­tion for cer­tain fresh­wa­ter tur­tles, con­cerned that a mas­sive increase in over­seas demand for the rep­tiles could hurt their long-term prospects.” 2.       “While none of the four species […]

Is Water The New Enron? — Fake Crises, Fake Bills, And Fake Solutions

In places like Ben­ton Har­bor, Michi­gan and Detroit, there is some­thing called the emer­gency man­ag­er, which essen­tial­ly is a local dic­ta­tor. He can depose the may­or and offer decrees and answer to no one except the gov­er­nor. In these two cities and oth­ers, because they are lack­ing tax rev­enue (because of lack of indus­try) they […]

Population Control via Water Control

Dr. Kate Van­de­mo­er out­lines the Fed­er­al grab for con­trol of water out West. One does not need to achieve a very high lev­el of edu­ca­tion to real­ize that water is the bio­log­i­cal basis for all of mankind, and our most valu­able and nec­es­sary resource. In fact, very few peo­ple read­ing this would sur­vive more than a […]

PRESS RELEASE: ESA Protection Sought For Imperiled Yellowstone Bison

 FA Note:   Both wolves and griz­zly bears are “Key­stone” species, intro­duced and/or “man­aged” to estab­lish and main­tain “healthy” ecosys­tems and pop­u­la­tions; pop­u­la­tions that kill and eat bison. Also, the Yel­low­stone bison herd was enlarged with pri­vate herd stock intro­duced by the U.S. Army in 1902. Buf­fa­lo Field Cam­paign and West­ern Water­sheds Project have just filed a peti­tion with the […]

The matter of Psychological Warfare

Tyran­ny of the Crown The mat­ter of Psy­cho­log­i­cal War­fare Per­vert­ed Laws Two years ago we watched with alarm and dread as the EPA case played out against the Ida­ho cou­ple attempt­ing to build their dream house on the Priest Lake shore. Uni­lat­er­al­ly, the EPA deter­mined the lot the cou­ple had pur­chased was a wet­land. They moved against […]

Waters of the United States” — the ultimate power grab

Com­ment from FA: “Cen­tral­ized con­trol over water and the abo­li­tion of pri­vate prop­er­ty rights to water are a core pur­pose of Agen­da 21 pol­i­cy mak­ing. The exam­ples of a thrust toward this end from both fed­er­al and state gov­ern­ments are accel­er­at­ing.” The Clean Water Act pro­hibits cer­tain dis­charges to “nav­i­ga­ble waters” with­out a fed­er­al permit. […]

Property Rights at Stake in EPA’s Water Power Grab

Thanks to the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment, it soon may become far more dif­fi­cult to use and enjoy pri­vate prop­er­ty. The Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency and the Army Corps of Engi­neers want to make a water—and land—grab that should scare every­one. Under the Clean Water Act, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has juris­dic­tion over “nav­i­ga­ble waters,” which the statute further […]

Far-reaching “Waters of the United States” rule could be the most significant EPA regulation you have never heard about: opinion

In 1972, Con­gress enact­ed the Clean Water Act (CWA) to “restore and main­tain the chem­i­cal, phys­i­cal, and bio­log­i­cal integri­ty of the Nation’s waters.” The fed­er­al gov­ern­men­t’s legal author­i­ty to reg­u­late water is large­ly derived from the Con­sti­tu­tion’s Com­merce Clause, which the­o­ret­i­cal­ly lim­its the gov­ern­men­t’s juris­dic­tion to the type of nav­i­ga­ble water­ways where such com­merce occurs. Sadly, […]