"Supreme Court Allows Couple to Sue EPA Over
New York Propery Rights Clearinghouse (Brief, PRFA, Winter 2012)
The Supreme Court held on March 21, 2012 that Michael and Chantell
Sackett did not have to exhaust all administrative hurdles before
challenging the EPA in court.
"Why the Assault?" - Book Review By Jigs Gardner (PRFA, June 2008)
Government Pirates: The Assault on Private Property Rights
And How We Can Fight It by Don Corace (Harper Collins, 288
pp., $14.95 paper)
Bulletin - June 28, 2001
"U. S. Supreme Court Rules That 'Takings'
Are Not Wiped Out By Change of Ownership - Ruling in Palazzolo
v. Rhode Island holds that a State cannot be allowed 'to
put an expiration date on the Takings Clause.' " - Carol W. LaGrasse, (PRFA - June 28, 2001)
Supreme Court Narrows Power of Corps of Engineers - Army cannot
regulate isolated wetlands"
- Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA - January 2001)
Hearings on Wetlands Regulatory ReformJustice for John
Pozsgai Family and Other Victims of Federal Wetlands Agencies" - (PRFA, March 15, 2001)
Should Control Its Beavers" - By Carol W. LaGrasse,
PRFA, May 31, 2009
A beaver dam burst in Warren County, New York, releasing a
barrage of water that washed out forty feet of the Upper Hudson
Railroad tracks in Riparius. Taxpayers are upset at facing still
another delay and expense related to the exorbitant railroad
restoration project. But the Department of Conservation, which
owns the beavers, should pay for the repair.
- "Fight the
Good Fight for Private Property Rights" - By Don Corace,
Real Estate Developer and Author, Naples, Florida; Presented
at Twelfth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights
(PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 18, 2008)
The assault on private property rights includes eminent domain
abuse like that of Susette Kelo for private development, and
regulatory takings where the property owner receives zero compensation.
Ocie Mills of Florida was the first man to go to federal prison
for a wetland violation, singled out by the Corps of Engineers
because he spoke out. In Pompano Beach, Florida, two men who
had all their permits to build a hotel were stopped with 31 years
by their NIMBY neighbors who didn't want their ocean view
obstructed. One brother, a millionaire, lost everything, and
had a stroke. Join together, put on your gloves, and fight abuses
of private property rights.
Supreme Court Confusingly Refines Definition of Federally Jurisdictional
Wetlands" - By Carol W. LaGrasse (Reprinted from New
York Property Rights Clearinghouse, PRFA, Summer 2006)
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 19 voided the wetlands convictions
in the cases of Rapanos v. United States and Carabell
v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and sent them back to the
lower courts for further refinement. However, the 4-1-4 split
decision left the precise line regarding a jurisdictional wetland's
required link to navigable waters up in the air.
- "Who's Gonna Pay?"
- By Madeleine Fortin (PRFA, December 14, 2005)
The Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management
District keep a massive drainage structure closed, flooding neighborhoods
and farmland during Hurricane Katrina and other storms, which
damages or destroys houses, motor vehicles and farmland, and
kills farm animals.
Wildlife Refuge Draft Bill Threatens Trenton, NJ, Area"
- By Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA, February 2, 2004)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith has a draft bill to create a National
Wildlife Refuge for the Hamilton-Trenton Marsh and Crosswicks
Creek. Sportsmen, boaters, and property owners are angry, because
a lock-out except for biologists, birders, canoers, and hikers
would displace the established uses of the area.
- "SwampedHow America
Achieved 'No Net Loss' " - Jonathan Tolman, Domestic
Policy Analyst, House Republican Committee, Washington, DC, from
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual New York Conference on Private
Property Rights (PRFA, 1999)