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National Heritage Areas Interfere with Private Property Rights

CAPR is opposed to the Mountains to Sound National Heritage Area.  Mapping private property into an Heritage area to be managed or controlled by a private unelected, unaccountable entity will interfere with private property rights.  The very idea that such an area can be created in the method applied by NHAs and the Federal Government is in itself a violation of property rights.  The entity, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust,  decided what area and property is mapped and controlled, not individual property owners, who have not asked or voted for such control.  Only the Federal Congress votes on a Heritage Area.

EPA Sets Comment Deadlines for Rules That Threaten Your Liberty!

 Take the time to defend your liberties! Comments made to the EPA about proposed rules are important steps that citizens must engage in to protect themselves from Government over-reach. In these two instances, Waters of the United States Proposed Rule, the EPA intends to claim jurisdiction over nearly every drop of water in the U. S.  This will have a negative impact on the economy, our food supply, and private property.  Please read attached articles to inform your opinion, and then comment at this link.  The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Washington State DOE Needs Attitude Adjustment!

The arrogant and blatant disregard for citizens' land uses is rampant. What makes these people think they have the right to monitor this man's land use?  If what he does fits his agenda, but not the agenda of government, then he must be targeted?  Rules are ignored, and the entire land is monitored, though only a portion is regulated. See the Freedom Foundation article here: http://www.myfreedomfoundation.com/blogs/liberty-live/state-employee-views-property-owners-animals-be-hunted and read the e-mail string here: http://www.myfreedomfoundation.com/sites/default/files/file_attach/131207%20penhale%20email.pdf  

EPA Moves to Access Your Wallet! Wage Garnishment w/o Court Order!

  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:

Threatened and Endangered Species Listings Likely to Increase Under New FWS Policy

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.

Corporate Environmentalist Futurewise hits Stumbling Block in Attempted Water Control

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

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