The administrative regulatory state, which allows federal agencies to issue rules and regulations that have the force of law behind them, is far and away the biggest threat to personal liberty in the country. In the spirit of Habitat III, but with real power behind it, Washington’s crushing bureaucracy is poised to go where globalists at the UN and elsewhere could only dream of going.
The United Nations and allied national governments as well as green non-governmental organizations (NGOs) hope to use the sheer power of demographics to transform the energy, housing, and transportation sectors in the name of combating climate change.
The UN wants to herd us into "densely populated urban centers."
How does the UN want us to live? Densely packed in concentrated cities.
They’re at it again. The UN is gearing up once again to convene a major gathering for the purpose of micro-managing our lives -- this one is set for next week in South America.
Many states have right-to-farm statutes, but right-to-farm constitutional amendments are something new.
Some 500 families were relocated 80 years ago when the federal government used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Shenandoah National Park. Today, a private company is seeking to use eminent domain (despite having an alternate route) to destroy farmland and displace or negatively impact about 2,700 families. There is a better way.
South Carolina and Georgia blocked pipelines when companies sought to intrude on private land via eminent domain. Will Virginians revolt over the Dominion pipeline?
The joy of owning beachfront property has become a nightmare for a North Carolina family embroiled in a nasty dispute with a local government intent on engaging is some old-fashioned land-grabbing.
Hidden in the thicket of the Obama administration’s elaborate scheme to transform the U.S. energy sector away from fossil fuels is a section that puts American farmers squarely in Washington’s bull’s e
In a 21st century replay of the biblical battle between David and Goliath, Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson felled the most powerful regulatory giant in the country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
According to consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, new Obama Interior Department regulations will bring about a 70% decline in energy exploration over the next 20 years and a loss of up to 190,000 jobs. The egghead rules will also likely jeopardize safety at drilling sites, both because rock formations cannot handle the volume of fluids required by the rule and because shifting the primary monitoring responsibility from on-site engineers to onshore electronic observers will delay the discovery of problems and lengthen response times.
The fat cats who run land trusts actually believe they are entitled to anyone else's property just because they want it ... and in the case of the former Smitty's Dude Ranch in upstate New York, they have fought low down and dirty over the past 30 years to seize property that 28 years ago was sold, under a deed upheld many times in court, to a couple of modest means. Decency is not in the vocabulary of these modern day robber barons, who finally won a judicial victory after 22 years of fraudulent efforts, ridiculous claims, and other methods designed to destroy the ability of the owners to fight back.
The Interior Department has been quietly writing new rules and regulations under the Endangered Species Act that will hand broad new powers to federal bureaucrats.
Landowners throughout the nation will soon learn whether they have the right to challenge in court decisions by federal agencies asserting jurisdiction over what the feds say are “wetlands” on their property.