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Selkirk Caribou Listing Comment Period Nearing End.

Make your comments a part of the record.  If you live in Bonner County Idaho, or in Pend Oreille County Washington, you have been impacted by this listing.  The Federal FWS had listed the caribou, but then used the DPS (distinct population segment), or the sub-species ploy to continue listing.  Read the linked article for details and where comments can be submitted.  

National Heritage Area Opposed in Colorado.

Canyons and Plains National Heritage Area.  Colorado's private property owners are aware of the threats to Property Rights and State Sovereignty as are citizens in Washington State who oppose the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area.  "Colorado - What if you discovered there was an organization working to undermine your private property rights, subvert your local sovereignty and compromise the sanctity and integrity of your locally elected officials through the imposition of a National Heritage Area (NHA) in the region where you live? What if your local jurisdictions financed this organization for many years through block grants and lodging taxes?

Banning Extraction of Mineral Rights could be a Takings with Consequences

Boulder County could be liable for $1 billion in petro


"If the seizure of private property rights in Colorado is codified through the local-control ballot initiatives, all property rights throughout the state are under attack," Michelle Smith, president of NARO-Rockies, said in a statement. NARO-Rockies represents more than 600,000 mineral rights owners in Colorado. Boulder County governments could owe royalty owners $1 billion or more if they ban natural gas and oil development in the Wattenberg field, according to a report Thursday from the National Association of Royalty Owners.

Logging to Proceed in Jefferson County Despite Corporate Environmentalists

Logging to proceed in Jefferson County, despite Corporate Environmentalists attempt to halt project. The claim was that the logging threatened Marbled Murrelet. Funny, because in this second article, environmentalists claim the endangered Taylors Checkerspot butterfly was at risk due to habitat loss, part of that habitat was cleared forests...

Water Rights Deal Challenged

Two holders of senior water rights want to tell a state growth board that the Kittitas County government’s water banking plans will harm their rights to use and sell their water. The county’s settlement agreement with the Kittitas County Conservation Coalition, the statewide Futurewise and Upper County’s Ridge group involves changing county rural land-use rules to better protect the rural nature of lands outside of local cities from housing sprawl.


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