CAPR ACTION ALERT! Please read this carefully! The EPA is rule making again, this time to ease the process of garnishing the wages of individuals who owe the US government money. The EPA has set a very short comment period which ends 8/01/2014 Commenting is how we as individuals may stop this, and your comment will protect yourselves and other American citizens. Commenting must be received prior to 8/01/2014 Quoting directly from the Federal Register:
These small scale miners arrived in Idaho from all parts west in unity against the assault of the Federal Government on their right to mine. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/04/panning-in-protest-activists-illegally-mine-for-gold-in-defiance-epa-regs/
People are wondering how the Notice of Final Policy of the Fish and Wildlife Service will impact them and their properties. This article takes a look at both the notice and what the author thinks will happen. The phrase “significant portion of its range” (“SPR”) is up to determination, and that is always concerning to anyone who wants know law. The immediate red flag here is the claim by the government that the application of this new policy will be relatively uncommon. Relative to what is the question begged, if it is relative to what the agencies have done in the past, this is alarming! This well researched article will provide the reader with much useful information.
Plan Bay Area, a climate change based land use and transit plan in San Francisco and environs was challenged by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Bay Area Citizens and was rejected by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo who said that state state law required the agencies to develop a plan that would meet greenhouse gas-reduction targets.
WRIA 1 water shed management on going saga of negotiations hits yet another impasse with the County Council at odds with demands and lawsuits of environmentalists. In stream flow rules, land use growth restrictions, and water quality and quantity claims are detrimental to economy, farmers, industry, and property owners. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/02/3731659/whatcom-county-breaks-off-settlement.html
J D King, a young Montanan film making sensation provides this interesting clip from his latest film BLUE, which asks the question: What if the Green Movement is not saving the planet but enslaving humanity? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1KBSFmGWM&list=UU9g-fHxqchPA0fy38VG0PrA&index=1
Much of what is said in this article makes sense. But caution is advised in Washington State when the proposed sale of lands to "private" often translates to sales to Environmental Corporations. In that case, nothing changes nor is Liberty gained. http://www.omakchronicle.com/news/2013/oct/23/sagebrush-rebellion-alive-well/
Having successfully fought of a planned National Heritage Area, Property Owners now want direct input to these processes of Shoreline and Land Use Ordinances. As Wahkiakum County moves into updating its shoreline and land use ordinances, one may be certain there will be vigorous public input. Two members of the Wahkiakum County Real Property Rights Advisory Board questioned the county board of commissioners Tuesday about plans and processes. County commissioners formed the committee three years ago when a group of citizens objected to including the county in a proposed national heritage area. The board is charged with advising the board of commissioners on issues affecting property in the county, and so far, it has had little opportunity.