Property rights hang in the balance in Wisconsin riverfront parcels taking case

…when the Murr children approached St. Croix County in 2004 to sell the vacant lot to finance improvements at their parents’ cabin, they were told they could neither sell nor develop the property thanks to regulations put in place in the 1970s. A 1975 county ordinance based on state regulations required a total area of at least an acre to […]

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Pacific Legal Foundation: BLM fracking rule is bureaucrats run amok

Should unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats have free rein to regulate whatever they please? PLF argues “no,” in an amicus brief supporting four states, industry groups, and an Indian tribe in their challenge to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) unlawful fracking regulation. It purports to regulate all fracking on federal lands based on the potential impacts of fracking to underground drinking […]

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Feds want ‘convoluted’ ruling against Nevada ranching family to stand

Feds urge against Supreme Court review of Hage dispute Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press The federal government is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to review its lawsuit with deceased Nevada rancher Wayne Hage, an icon of the “Sagebrush Rebellion.” Hage’s decades-long battles with federal agencies have become emblematic of the broader resistance to government management of public lands. His son, […]

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