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See Also
See Also

Don Fife's Page

Obstruction of Gravel Mining - New York

Zoning and Building Codes - National

Additional Helpful Organizations
Additional Helpful

Alaska Miners Association
address & links


In-Depth Information

  • Bonner Cohen, Ph.D."Energy Abundance or Poverty: The Choice of a Century" - By Bonner R. Cohen, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research & Senior Policy Analyst, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Washington, D.C., address to the Sixteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Latham, N.Y., October 20, 2012)
    The promise of energy independence took Bonner Cohen, Ph.D., on a breathtaking overview of rural economies in states such as North Dakota since the development of oil and gas resources in shale. The "shale revolution," as Dr. Bonner referred to it, combined with changing demographics, is also upending the power relations of nations and continents, with Russia notably facing the specter of Europe's capacity to produce its own energy, and China posturing against Vietnam over oil and gas-rich islands in the South China Sea. Will the United States succumb to the demonization of shale gas by environmentalists and relegate management of these resources on private property to Washington, or will the promise of prosperity be fulfilled through wise utilization and local regulation at the state level?
  • Carol W. LaGrasse"Eminent Domain & Land Regulation Should Be Reined In" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., December 2010
    Full report on Fourteenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights, Lake George, New York, October 23, 2010. William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain States Legal Foundation in Lakewood, Colorado, delivered the Keynote Address on "A National Pattern: Historic Oil & Gas Producers in Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania are Heading off Environmental Litigators."
  • "A Social License to Operate in Alaska" - Edited by Kelley Hegarty, M.C.P., Kelley Hegarty & Associates, LLC, Alaska Community & Regional Planning Consultants, Posted by permission of the Alaska Miners Association from the 2008 Alaska Miners Association Handbook and Service Directory.
    "No matter how compelling the mineralization, no exploration company will be granted the permits needed to move into the development phase of a large mine project in Alaska without first having earned their social license to operate by neighboring communities." The lessons in this treatise, which grew from international experience, are applicable not solely to mining, but also to commercial and industrial developments in rural, and even urban, communities. Learning the landownership patterns, listening conscientiously to local concerns, and achieving balance are some of the important aspects of the social license to operate.
  • Peyton Knight"National & International Land Use Planning" - Peyton Knight, Director of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs, The National Center for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C., Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 13, 2007)
    A National Heritage Area facilitates national land use planning as a preservation-driven congressional pork-barrel designation created in conjunction with the National Park Service and private interest groups to influence decisions over local land use to preserve natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources. UNESCO World Heritage Site designations are an international tool to push land use restrictions on the sites and land surrounding them.
  • "Wealthy Land Trusts and DEC Squeeze Fishkill Business Owner"-by Carol W. LaGrasse, New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 4, No. 2 (PRFA Spring-Summer 1997)
    (This article, which was widely distributed in reprint form, relates how the existence of rattlesnakes on neighboring property bought by the land trust is being used to stop the progress of Jay Montfort's quarry permit application.)

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