Category: Forest Policy

Supreme Court Set for Ribbiting Property Rights Case

Supreme Court Set for Ribbiting Property Rights Case /
As the U.S. Supreme Court justices hand down the last of their high-profile decisions for the current term, property rights proponents are preparing for their fall term and a major case that could finally set boundaries on the currently unchecked ...

Time to Repeal the Antiquities Act of 1906, by R.J. Smith

National Policy Analysis #677 /
With a stroke of his infamous pen, President Barack Obama celebrated the Centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) by using an antiquated federal law to designate 87,563 acres (137 square miles) of north central Maine forestland as the Katahdin ...

Obama’s Unilateral Maine Action Proves: Time to Repeal Antiquities Act of 1906

Press Release /
Antiquities Act Allows President to Designate Federal Lands Without Congressional or Local Approval Move Comes After White House Designates Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine Against Maine's Wishes Move Had Political Impacts, and Was Supported by Environmental Left ...

This Absentee Landlord Neglects 600 Million Acres

How do you feel about an absentee landlord who accumulate acres and acres of productive land, then neglects it so it produces little and becomes so overgrown it’s a fire hazard to the neighbors? Not good, right? Well, that absentee ...

Every Day is Arbor Day for Private Conservationists /
From Casey Lartigue, Jr.: Do we want more trees or more moralizing about trees? Today, in Washington, D.C. and other parts of the country, Americans will plant a tree. Coming on the heels of the political brow-beating of earlier this ...

Environmental Groups, Lawsuits and Wildfires /
Michelle Malkin has a good post up today on wildfires and environmental obstructionism. I recommend the whole thing. Michelle recommends our 2005 e-mail alert "Forest Reforms in the Crossfire" by Dana Joel Gattuso. Dana notes that certain high-litigious environmental organizations ...

Congratulations to Ron Nehring /
Congratulations to former National Center staff member Ron Nehring, who who has been appointed to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Says a statement released by the governor's office: Ronald Nehring, 35, of El ...

Environmental Movement Has Lost Its Way

The National Center's Ryan Balis has suggested I recommended this Miami Herald op-ed by Patrick Moore to blog readers. Moore is a founder of the environmental group Greenpeace. In the op-ed, Moore explains why he left Greenpeace ("By the mid-1980s, ...

Only WE Can Prevent Forest Fires

Writing in the Washington Times June 1, Professor Tom Bonnicksen explains how we can do as Smokey Bear advised: We have only two basic choices for dealing with our wildfire crisis. First, we can acknowledge we need, live in and ...

Regulations keep Forest Fire Victims from Rebuilding /
One of my stronger memories from 2003 is listening to talk show host Roger Hedgecock, who is based in San Diego, describe the enormity of the forest fires that took place in California last November. As luck would have it, ...

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