Death on Adirondack Northway Focuses Attention on Environmentalist
Obstruction of Cell Phone Coverage"
- News Brief, PRFA, March 2007
"Statement by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association
& Public Lands Council on Livestock Grazing on Public Lands
- Submitted to the Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health,
The Honorable Greg Waldren, Chairman, of the House Committee
on Resources, The Honorable Richard Pombo, Chairman - By Mr.
Jim Chilton, April 13, 2005"
Describing the lawsuit assaults by the Center
for Biological Diversity and the Forest Guardians to enjoin cattle
grazing on the Chilton's federal
grazing allotments, Jim Chilton lays bare the way that radical
preservationists have hijacked the failed Endangered Species
Act for purposes that Congress did not intend.
"National Wildlife Federation Admits Piracy and
Pays $350,000 For Copyright Infringement" News
Release - March 2, 2005
The National Wildlife Federation has admitted
to pirating the copyrighted work, The First Forest, by children's book author John Gile and has paid $350,000.00
to terminate civil copyright litigation in Federal Court.
Liberation Front is now FBI's No. 1 Domestic Terrorist ThreatMainstream
media finally pick up on the concern of ecoterrorism"
Use Environmental Lawsuits to Extort Labor AgreementsPower
Plants in California Delayed"
The Center for Defense of
Ron Arnold, Exec. Vice Pres.
(See books below)
Fur Commission USA
Teresa Platt, Executive Director
For information about ALF/ELF see "Safe Farms" in their
"Presskit" at www.furcommission.com/
Center for Defense of Free Enterprise
Update on Undue Influence
(see books below)
About Rainforest Action Network www.ranamuck.org
For IRS filings of not-for-profit environmental organizations
EPA's Smart Growth Funding
The bulk of the funding is
from federal and state programs. The EPA posting provides information
on the 57,000 foundations, corporate givers and grantmaking public
charities that offer over 246 grants and maintain over 1,900
grantmaker web sites.
Also provides link to Funders Network for Smart Growth and livable
Ron Arnold, Undue
InfluenceWealthy Foundations, Grant-Driven Environmental
Groups, and Zealous Bureaucrats That Control Your Future,
(Free Enterprise Press, Bellevue, Washington, 1999) (This book
exposes how the giant foundations work together and set the aggressive
agendas of the environmental groups to close down rural America.
His influential earlier book, EcoTerror, exposed the terrorism
of the radical environmental groups.)
Ron Arnold, EcoTerror: The Violent Agenda to Save NatureThe
World of the Unabomber (free Enterprise Press, Bellevue,
Michael S. Greve and
Fred L. Smith, Jr., Environmental Politics: Public
Costs, Private Rewards (Praeger, New York, 1992). See especially
Chapter 6, "Private Enforcement, Private Rewards: How Environmental
Citizen Suits Became an Entitlement Program," by Michael S. Greve.
Issues Facing Congress" by Jim Streeter, Staff Director,
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, U.S.
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Address to the Sixteenth
Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA,
Latham, N.Y. October 20, 2012 (Property Rights Foundation of
This thought-provoking talk ranged through a number of topics
affecting both federal and private land: federal land management
and the effect on school systems in the West, invasive species
studies without action, National Park concessions, setting bounds
on federal authority, laws to define harassment by feds per Supreme
Court dissent, collusion and lobbying with federal grants, feds
and environmental groups targeting private properties, land adjoining
federal land and heritage areas, mis-directing border control
funding toward endangered species "damage,"
common sense in protecting species, defunding sustainable development
grants, attacks on Tea party groups who oppose sustainable planning,
history of federal lands, choosing language, the property rights
movement, court decisions and legislative opportunities, experiences
sought for hearings.
Strategy, Roots, Consequences" - By Jigs Gardner, Farmer
and Writer, Essex, New York. Address to the Sixteenth Annual
National Conference on Private Property Rights, Latham, N.Y.,
October 20, 2012 (Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.)
The redefinition of the word "environment"
by the Greens has made our environment sacred and used it as
a moral bludgeon. We must go beyond the issue of jobs and attack
the Greens on the basis that they want to stop any activity to
use our natural resources to increase our prosperity and improve
our lives. Greenism is by its intent impoverishing. Green ideologues
believe in the goodness of nature and that humans and their civilization
are a curse.
- Brief Review
Cool It, The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to
Global Warming, by Bjorn Lomborg (Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2008)
"A Book that Leads Nowhere," Brief Essay
by Jigs Gardner, March 22, 2011
- Adirondack Council
Displayed Its Real Character - Letter to the Editor, By Carol
W. LaGrasse, Published in The Post-Star, Glens Falls,
The Adirondack Council displayed its real character with its
mean-spirited attack on the APA Local Government Review Board
when they passed a resolution against the State of New York acquiring
60,000 acres of sustainably harvested timber land formerly owned
by Finch, Pruyn Co. of Glens Falls.
in Opposition to Issuance of Tax-exempt Bonds to Finance The
Nature Conservancy Acquisition of the former Finch, Pruyn &
Co. Lands" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property
Rights Foundation of America, Inc., December 2, 2008 (Public
Hearing held by the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities
Authority, City of Glens Falls, N.Y.)
The proposed issuance of $45 million in tax exempt bonds by
the Colorado authority to refinance The Nature Conservancy's
borrowing to acquire the 160,540 acres of Finch, Pruyn &
Co. lands in the Adirondack "Park" should
be disapproved by the IRS because the transfer of this acreage
in fee simple and perpetual conservation easements will foreclose
forever the development of these lands, further desiccating the
economy and future of the communities. About 100 square miles
of the tract, the finest timber producing land, would be transmitted
in fee simple to become part of the "forever wild"
Forest Preserve, where logging would be prohibited.
on Granting The Nature Conservancy Tax-exempt Loan to Pay for
the Purchase of Finch Pruyn land in the Adirondacks, New York
State" - By Peter J. LaGrasse, Chairman, Stony Creek
Board of Assessors, December 2, 2008 (Public Hearing held by
the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority, City
of Glens Falls, N.Y.)
Using the example of the eradication of development potential
in a selected section of Stony Creek by TNC's planned
sale to the State of New York of either conservation easements
or fee simple title, the chairman of the board of assessors of
the Town of Stony Creek explains his opposition to the grant
of the tax-exempt bonding bailout of The Nature Conservancy to
reduce its cost of borrowing to acquire the former Finch Pruyn
- John Maye Personal Statement
Against Tax-exempt Bonds for The Nature Conservancy - Transcript
from public hearing held by the Colorado Educational and Cultural
Facilities Authority at City Hall, Glens Falls, N.Y., December
After John Maye and his wife moved into their camp, The Nature
Conservancy approached the couple several times to sell their
property, but they weren't interested. "The
Nature Conservancy was aware of the conjured up violations by
APA and DEC to force the sale of my property
March 28, 2008
my total maximum penalty was $2,962,000
enforcement penalty was dropped after four years, but the toll
on his health remains great.
in Opposition to Tax-exempt Bonds for The Nature Conservancy
to Acquire Land in the Adirondacks - By Howard Aubin, Councilman,
Town of Black Brook, N.Y., E-mail to Frederic H. Marienthal,
Attorney for Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority,
November 25, 2008
Requirements of IRS Code Sec. 147 for local government approval
have not been met. In addition, The Nature Conservancy contacted
an elderly couple this summer to buy their property and when
the couple refused to sell, the Adirondack Park Agency threatened
the couple with a $2.962 million fine. "Giving such
a bond to the Nature Conservancy only helps them to terrorize
more people within the Adirondacks."
Tax-Exempt Bonds for TNC's New York Land-Grab" - By
Carol W. LaGrasse, PRFA, November 2008
The Nature Conservancy is looking to the Colorado Educational
and Cultural Facilities Authority to rescue it from the level
of interest payments it is experiencing on $45 million that it
borrowed to acquire 160,540 acres of forestland in the Adirondacks
from paper manufacturer Finch, Pruyn and Co. to flip to the state
as "Forever wild" Forest Preserve and
Craze of Environmental Irrationality" - By John Berlau,
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Competitive Enterprise
Institute, Washington, D.C.; Eleventh Annual National Conference
on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 13, 2007)
Environmentalism is dominated by disdain for human life, grounded
in Rachel Carson's vilification of DDT and thus arguably
causing more deaths from malaria and other insect-borne diseases
than from any other cause during the twentieth century. A recent
local example of this disdain for human life was the death of
Alfred Langner from exposure while trapped in his car for 2 days
after an auto accident, unable to reach help because his cell
phone had no reception on the Interstate Northway because environmentalists
banned cell towers.
- "Invest for
Freedom-To Stop the Use of Capitalism Against Capitalism"
- By Thomas J. Borelli, Ph.D., Managing Partner and Portfolio
Manager, Free Enterprise Action Fund, Eleventh Annual National
Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October
Environmental organizations are harnessing major corporations
like Pepsico, Caterpillar, General Electric and JP Morgan Chase
against their own corporate interests and capitalism itself to
promote universal government government-funded health care and
an economy centered on global warming-based regulation. Acting
as a shareholder activist, the Free Enterprise Action Fund successfully
sought a stockholder proxy at JP Morgan Chase against their support
for global warming regulation.
Dangerous Craze of Environmental Irrationality" - Book
Review by Nathaniel R. Dickinson (PRFA, Mar. 27, 2007)
Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism is Hazardous to Your Health,
By John Berlau, (Nelson Current, 2006)
The Greens constantly play on the emotions of gullible people
to promote their agenda. But the thing to fear is not human activity,
but the focus by the Greens on restoring the planet to untrammeled
nature, a focus whereby they obstruct worthwhile and life-saving
Greenism" - By Jigs Gardner (PRFA, March 2007)
Environmentalism should be disassociated from Greenism, considering
that Greenism is the enemy of environmentalism. Greenism opposes
the evolutionary history of human environmentalism and obstructs
efforts at pollution control and progress by creating false problems
and promoting absurd, but self-righteous visions of a return
to pre-civilized society.
the Tables-Defamation Suit Defeats Environmental Group"-
By James K. Chilton, Jr., Chilton Ranch & Cattle Co., Arivaca,
Arizona, Tenth annual National Conference on Private Property
Rights (PRFA, Albany, NY, October 14, 2006)
James Chilton won a ruling in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
that his ranch could not be regulated under NEPA because of potential
habitat when the species under consideration was not present.
Afterwards, Mr. Chilton successfully brought a defamation suit
against the Center for Biological Diversity for their publication
of photos to maliciously misrepresent conditions on his ranch.
and Its Consequences" - By Bonner R. Cohen, Senior Fellow,
The National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.,
Tenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA,
Albany, N.Y., October 14, 2006)
In the world of environmentalism, human beings who live in
rural areas are creatures that disturb the environment. But there
is no such thing as the balance of nature, because nature is
always changing. To get big money, the environmentalists tapped
into the foundations, which are instruments of capitalism, radically
transforming them over the past two or three decades. American
environmental groups receive $9.6 million daily in donations.
Truth About Environmentalism" - Book Review by Nathaniel
R. Dickinson, PRFA, August 2006
The Green Wave Environmentalism and Its Consequences,
by Bonner Cohen, Capitol Research Center, 2006
Environmentalists have a stranglehold and, if things continue
the way they are going, they will prevail and destroy traditional
in Support of Legislation to Reform Laws Governing Tax Exempt
Properties" - By Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA, March 13,
Statement at Public Hearing of the N.Y. State Senate Committee
on Local Government and Committee on Housing, Construction, and
Community Development, at Lake Placid, N.Y. Discusses the tax
shift to ordinary property owners caused by the exemption of
non-profit organizations with often large land holdings
- Adirondack Organizations
This directory of Adirondack organizations and government
agencies contains material selected to be helpful in knowing
the current, and perhaps future, areas of action of organizations
with interests related to land issues in the Adirondacks and
their true positions.
- "Has The
Nature Conservancy Run Amok?" By Nate Dickinson
(PRFA, October 2002)
Wildlife biologist Nate Dickinson tackles bad science, deception,
and play on emotions used by the most heavily endowed of the
environmental organizations, which is "entering the
ranks of the most successful real estate brokers."
the Sierra Club Believable?" By Nate Dickinson,
Wildlife Biologist (PRFA, September 21, 2002)
The Sierra Club's radical fund-raising letter misaccuses
commercial logging of creating desolate moonscapes. On the other
hand, the club fails to note the pivotal role that extreme wilderness
policies played in the intensity of recent forest fires.The law
established National Forests in 1890 to guarantee a future supply
of timber, not to provide wilderness areas for the enjoyment
of Sierra Clubbers.
- A Trio of Articles on Wildlands and Conservation Easements
- "Pew took
a public misstep" - by Carol W. LaGrasse, "President's
Corner," Agri-News, May 25, 2001
A refutation of the denials by Pew Charitable Trust of its
connection to the radical Wildlands Project and of the connection
of conservation easements to The Wildlands Project.
and misstatement..." - Letter to the editor by the Pew
Charitable Trusts' Director of Environmental Programs, Joshua
Reichert, which was published in Agri-News, May 11, 2001.
Attacks the reprint of the John Elvin article asserting the
connection between wildlands and conservation easements.
and Conservation Easements-The Connection Between 'Em"
A brief summary of a reprinted version in Agri-News, April
13, 2001, of an article by columnist John Elvin in Insight
Group Straps Massachusetts Farm Couple" By Carol W. LaGrasse
(Reprinted from the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse,
Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring-Summer 1997, PRFA)
Bankruptcy court appeal may be the final chapter for Marie
and Joseph Hill, an elderly couple who are being evicted from
their scenic dairy farm in South Dartmouth on Buzzard's
Bay, after losing a battle with a local preservation group, FORM.
Bounty Hunting" - by Michael S. Greve, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, Center for Individual Rights, Washington,
DC, from Proceedings of the Second Annual New York Conference
on Private Property Rights (PRFA, 1996). (Dr. Greve is now
at American Enterprise Institute.)