"Mexican Drug Cartels Are Growing Marijuana in
U.S. National Parks and Forests,"
News Brief, PRFA, August 2007
"Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Regulatory Takings
Compensation Law" - Carol W.
LaGrasse, PRFA Update, February 21, 2006
Takings compensation and relief from land use regulation -
Enacted by Oregon's voters in a statewide referendum on November
Voters Protect Property Rights"
Oregon Council of Motor Vehicle
(organization of Oregon
Oregonians in Action
rights group, brought Dolan v. Tigard successfully)
"Voice of the Wallowas"
Published by: Wallowa's Future Foundation
"Voice of the Wallowas," first published in November
2005, is "An in-depth periodical dedicated to the Wallowa
Valley, its people and their joint future."
(The rural area is faced with the Endangered Species Act, Watershed
Restrictions, Tribal Claims, The Wildlands Program, and other
John Lenahan, Ph.D.
Managing Editor & Director of Development
Biosphere Reserves in
Interactive map of Unesco biosphere reserves in the
U.S. and the world
Review of the Law of Easements
Continuing education course available,
document covers fundamentals of easement law and more. Concepts
discussed enable an understanding of many principles of easement
law in this country.
By Schroeder Law Offices,
Serving Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Nevada since 1991
Oregon State Legislature
(Senate and House of Representatives)
Market Solutions to Urban Problems" - By Randal O'Toole,
Bandon, Oregon, Director - American Dream Coalition of the Independence
Institute, Senior Fellow - Cato Institute, and Senior Economist
- Thoreau Institute; Twelfth Annual National Conference on Private
Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 18, 2008)
States like Oregon that have "growth management"
laws require that an urban growth boundary be drawn around cities,
to stop growth beyond the boundary and "densify"
development within the boundary. This has driven up housing costs
and been a big factor in the housing bubble. Along with imposing
the urban growth boundary, cities build light rail lines to reduce
automobile use and thereby reduce emissions of carbon dioxide,
which is thought to be a primary cause of global warming. But
light rail is not effective either in attracting riders or reducing
carbon dioxide. Efficient cars are better at reducing emissions
per passenger mile and cheaper.
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& Building Codes National
Wave of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Proposed" - By Carol
W. LaGrasse (PRFA Position Brief, June 2007)
This spring, the National Park Service announced that 36 locations
in the United States have been proposed for UNESCO World Heritage
Sites, adding to the twenty that already are designated in this
country. Such international recognition potentially threatens
private property rights because preservationists could exploit
the designation to stop the use of land in the region just beyond
a site's borders.
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Reserves & World Heritage Sites
- "A History
of Government Theft" - By Sarah Foster, April 2006,
Reprinted from Whistleblower by permission of WorldNetDaily.com,
The U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo v. New London
ruling was not the beginning of the abuse of eminent domain to
destroy communities for private development. It began in Washington,
D.C., during the 1950s, where slum clearance was the excuse for
cruelly displacing 20,000 residents, mainly families from good
homes, others people in scattered poor conditions, who suffered
especially, and even died, from the evictions.
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Domain - National
Taking CompensationThe Successful Oregon Measure 37 Referendum"
- By Bill Moshofsky, President, Oregonians in Action, Tigard,
Oregon; Speech to the Ninth Annual Conference on Private Property
Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y. October 22, 2005)
The Oregon Measure 37 referendum created a solution to the
"regulatory overkill" that besets Oregon's
property owners, under arguably the strictest land use planning
regulations in the country, excessive wetlands, endangered species
and forest practice regulation. Oregonians in Action is still
fighting against government's attempt to nullify the law.
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- "Conservation Easements-One Rancher to Another"-By
Joe Mehrten, Mehrten's Ranch, Clements, California.
An exchange of letters bringing out the many interrelated
issues, especially conservation easements, infringing on the
future of the rural West. (Click to select from three full letters.)
- Letter by Joe
Mehrten (Jan. 6, 2002) points out, "Conservation
easements with private land trusts are so intertwined with government
regulations and controls as to be little different from easements
sold to public agencies."
from Bev Sparrowk, Sparrowk Livestock (Jan. 8, 2002)
states, "Jack and I have discovered in our exposure to
and dealings with government agencies conversation and a spirit
of cooperation usually reaps the results we had hoped for."
- Joe Mehrten's
reply (Jan. 29, 2002), after he learned that a government
grant, rather than conservation easements, is involved: "[T]he
grant application makes it abundantly clear that this project
invites destruction of our property rights."
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