Sis" (The Special Interest State) And Renewing the
By James DeLong
(Pub. June 2012)
by Carol W. LaGrasse
To Order: Ending "Big SIS "
(The Special Interest State) and Renewing the American Republic
Property protected from Bureau of Land Management employee retaliation"-Reprinted
from Wyoming Agriculture (February 2006) with permission of the
Wyoming Farm Bureau.
On January 11, 2006, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court
of Appeals held that employees in the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) cannot retaliate against a ranch owner for refusing to
grant the agency a right-of-way across his private land. Harvey
Frank Robbins sued under RICO, saying that BLM employees used
the power of federal regulations to try to extort a right-of-way
across his private land in Wyoming. The case will go to jury
trial in Cheyenne.
(For further description of PRFA publications, see
The Property Owner's Experience-New York's Arbitrary and Excessive
Environmental Regulation of Private Land and Resources - By Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA, 1998)
Background and Recommendations for reforms in 20 areas of
state policy, including: eliminate bias; establish binding time
cutoffs for agency review; eliminate discretionary powers; restrict
agency powers to statute; eliminate cost-ineffective, functionless
rules; use science, not emotionalism, for policy decisions; and
other reforms needed to environmental regulation.
NFIB - New York
National Federation of Independent Business
"The Voice of Small Business"
New York State Director
address & website
Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum
P.O. Box 103
Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701-0103
Attn: Joyce Cline, Secretary
(Newsletter available to members)
Independent Oil and Gas Association
of New York State (IOGA)
5743 Walden Drive
Lakeview, NY 14085
(Newsletter available to members)
Web site: www.iogany.org
- "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.
- "A Professional and Intellectual
Journey" - Book Review by Nate Dickinson (PRFA, April
A review of Give Me a Break How I Exposed Hucksters,
Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal
Media by John Stossel, Harper Collins, 2004
are Hurting Small Businesses with New Smoking Ban"
- By Carol W. LaGrasse, Letter to the Editor, Adirondack Journal,
July 26, 2003
The State of New York is punishing small businesses by banning
smoking in bars and restaurants, but avoids tackling one of the
most important dangers of smoking, the high radioactivity of
cost proprietors their livelihood - DEC liens for fuel-tank leakage
cleanup costs putting some out of business" - By Thom
Randall (Post Star, Glens Falls, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2002, page
1, reprinted by permission)
General stores in the lower Adirondacks face fuel leak cleanup
costs between $191,000 and $500,000, whether or not the current
owners caused the pollution. The State seized stores in Hadley,
Johnsburg, Wevertown, and Olmstedville, and both the store and
home of the storekeeper in Starbuckville. The Starbuckville owner
died of a heart attack a few years later.
Over-regulation of Small Oil Producers" - By Carol W. LaGrasse
(Reprinted from The Property Owner's Experience,
Over the past fifteen years, thousands of oil wells in the
Bradford Field in southwestern New York have gone out of production.
Although the wells have the capacity to produce oil for many
years, the operators are squeezed by low prices and increased
costs of environmental regulation.