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Wetlands Policy - National

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"Supreme Court Allows Couple to Sue EPA Over Wetlands Compliance"
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)

January 2001
"U. S. Supreme Court Narrows Power of Corps of Engineers - Army cannot regulate isolated wetlands"
- Carol W. LaGrasse (PRFA - January 2001)

March 2001
"Support Congressional Hearings on Wetlands Regulatory Reform—Justice for John Pozsgai Family and Other Victims of Federal Wetlands Agencies"
- (PRFA, March 15, 2001)

See Also
See Also

Wetlands Justice Project - New York


In-Depth Information

  • Carol W. LaGrasse"DEC 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.
  • Don Corace"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.
  • "U.S. 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.
  • "National 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.

The Van Leuzen home

Photo by Kevin Bartram
Galveston County Daily News,
used by permission.

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