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 corps […]


FA Note:  This arti­cle pro­vides back­ground for the sub­se­quent post, “CSKT Com­pact Breach­es State Sov­er­eign­ty”. Agen­da 21, Sec­tion IICONSERVATION 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 proponents […]

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 […]