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Regulatory Abuse - National

New information added on June 11, 2012

Ending "Big Sis" (The Special Interest State) And Renewing the American Republic
By James DeLong
(Pub. June 2012)

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by Carol W. LaGrasse

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"Private 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.

See Also
See Also

Regulatory Abuse of Small Business - New York

Energy Production and Distribution Obstruction in New York

Government Control of Private Land

Obstruction of Gravel Mining - New York

Scenic Byways and All-American Roads - New York

Essential Books & Publications
Essential Books
& Publications

(For further description of PRFA publications, see publication list.)
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.

Additional Resources
Additional Resources

NFIB - New York
National Federation of Independent Business

"The Voice of Small Business"
Mark P.Alesse
New York State Director
address & website

Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers (PIPP)
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
(716) 627-4250
(Newsletter available to members)
Web site:


In-Depth Information

  • Thomas J. Borelli"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 13, 2007)
    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.
  • Nathaniel R. Dickinson"A Professional and Intellectual Journey" - Book Review by Nate Dickinson (PRFA, April 13, 2004)
    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
  • Carol W. LaGrasse"Legislators 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 cigarettes.
  • "DEC's Over-regulation of Small Oil Producers" - By Carol W. LaGrasse (Reprinted from The Property Owner's Experience, April 1998)
    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.

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