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April 29, 2016

Now what liberty can there be where
property is taken away without consent?"

- Samuel Adams

"We support property rights and pipelines - both.
Presently, CFACT is fighting against the “Dominion Pipeline” in Virginia (with local
property owners and against the company) because of the way the utility is using
eminent domain to trample on private property rights. Just because we support
the concept of a pipeline doesn’t mean we necessarily think the way
it is put in should strong-arm local property owners!

Here’s a website we helped build for a group of property owners
in rural Virginia fighting AGAINST a pipeline - though we
support the concept of a pipeline and certainly fracking."
Craig Rucker

Americans for Personal Property, Energy, & Landowners

      Friday, April 22, 2016, 1:30-5:00 p.m.
      Black Oak Casino
      The Conference Room
      19400 Tuolumne Road North
      Tuolumne, CA 95379
You’re invited to attend this important meeting to learn about water, grazing and ingress/egress rights as determined by the U.S. Supreme Court on USFS/BLM grazing allotments. Know your rights, know the law and act within them. Understand the difference between a permit and an allotment. Please make every effort to attend. Click here to continue.

September 11, 2015

As long as private property rights are wholly honored, Americans should seize upon every legal opportunity available, to full bore engage in domestic energy production and exports.

Maintaining energy independence in the U.S. is a matter of security for each American...equally.

Today's exploration/production and reclamation technology is minimally invasive, and is instead, a great revenue generator for communities.

The benefits energy production brings to rural communities can be directly tied to ample resuscitation of agriculture.

So there you have it! A win for both food and fuel production; key components that will sustain a strong, healthy America!

LAW USA Editor

Amplify the Oil Boom by Liberating U.S. Exports - Ending the ban on sending crude overseas would increase jobs. Fears about a gasoline price spike are overblown.
By JOHN DEUTCH - on Aug. 11, 2015 7:01 p.m. ET - The Wall Street Journal

With U.S. oil production on a long-term uptick, the long-standing ban on direct exports of crude should be abolished. Bills in both houses of Congress propose to do just that, and on July 30 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sent one of them, Alaska Sen. Click here to continue.

September 8, 2015
How to prevent congress from ratifying the fed's CSKT water compact and from 'taking' your private property
Attorney Lawrence Kogan - August 12, 2015

You can access all the court-filed docs here and here

August 7, 2015
Charles W. Sylvester July 31, 2015 letter to Secretary Sally Jewell regarding Fraudulent Property Accounting Complaint

Secretary Sally Jewell
U.S. Department of Interior
1849 C. St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

Dear Secretary Jewell, July 31, 2015

Regards: Fraudulent Property Accounting Complaint

Please consider this my formal complaint regarding the engagement of Fraudulent Property Accounting on Federal Land in Wyoming by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI).

Reason for my complaint:

BLM has gone outside the lawful scope of their assigned administrative duties, choosing instead to engage in *Fraudulent Accounting of *Settled Property on Federal Land (in Wyoming). This has burdened me with a financial loss, which, by law, is considered as a Takings due Just Compensation.

Click here to continue.

April 8, 2015

Missouri Transfer of Public Lands Champion
by Ken Ivory

Not many people nowadays remember the name of Democratic Senator Thomas Hart Benton, but he is the very reason why the eastern states now own the large majority of their public lands. Senator Benton of Missouri, whose state at the time was 90% federally controlled for decades, spent 10 years working to get the federal government to honor the promises made to those eastern states (at the time they were considered "western states") and was finally successful in getting the ownership of public lands transferred to the respective states. Click here to continue.

March 19, 2015
You really can save America, if you want to…
You really can save America, if you want to.

But, confusion in interpreting what constitutes Private Property Rights paralyzes you.

Why? Probably because you do not know or understand the gapping differences between statutes, laws passed by Congress, science and the assumed (public opinion) Click here to continue.

Roni Bell Sylvester - Volunteer Editor Publisher

December 18, 2014

A Dose of the Truth
A Review of and Recommendations Based On An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah

There has been a lot of publicity about the report recently released by Utah's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office and not all of it is accurate. Opponents perpetuate the myth by trying to say that "we cannot manage our own lands without selling them off", knowing full well that most people will not actually read the report, but will instead believe whatever soundbites someone throws at them concerning it.

We believe that you are not "most people". We want and encourage you to read the report, or at least their summary of the report and get the facts for yourself. Below are some quoted excerpts of the report with references to where you can find them. As you read the facts, you will discover that not only can we afford to manage the public lands as states...but we absolutely canNOT afford NOT to!

December 8, 2014
Property Rights on Western Ranches

October 2, 2014
Johanns, Fischer Press for Answers on Federal Land Acquisitions and Habitat Construction
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers and Fish and Wildlife Service pressing for answers about private land acquisitions and habitat construction along the Missouri River in Northeast Nebraska. The letter questions the federal government’s strategy to preserve fish and wildlife along the river in light of a scientific report suggesting that the habitat construction projects are not effective and concerns raised by citizens about the projects’ impacts to private property. Taxpayers have already spent millions of dollars on these projects, and the Army Corps is planning to spend millions more, with little or no evidence of effectiveness. Click here to continue.

September 20, 2014
BLM Selling More Than 6,000 Acres of Colorado Land it Doesn't Own – Federally Authorized Pilfering of Private Property? By Gene J. Koprowski
The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering leases on 24 parcels of land totaling 6,797 acres during its quarterly oil and gas lease sale in the coming weeks -- 6,316 acres of which are on privately owned land. The federal government claims to own the underground mineral rights,, has learned, based on an obscure law passed by the U.S. Congress 100 years ago and signed by Woodrow Wilson, the nation’s first elected progressive president. “No protests were received for this sale,” the BLM said in a statement. Click here to continue.

August 21, 2014
The Wells Family, a Colorado Story
Steve Wells takes us on a tour of Wells Ranch in Weld County, CO, where his family has been farming and ranching since 1888. This is his home, where his Dad was born, where he raised his kids, and now where he has partnered with industry to develop natural gas using hydraulic fracturing. Steve's responsible energy development means 600 local jobs, millions of dollars in donations to local charities, and preservation of his American dream.

July 16, 2014

Federal Government doesn't pay its debts to private citizens! FEDERAL JUDGE ACCUSES FEDERAL LAND MANAGERS OF ATTEMPTING TO BANKRUPT RANCH

July 14, 2014
By Jay Lehr, Ph.D., Science Director, The Heartland Institute

June 23, 2014
Fracking and Property
Landowners oppose fracking bans in Colorado - National Review Online
By Jillian Kay Melchior
Last September, Roni Bell Sylvester experienced the worst Friday the 13th ever. Floods coursed through Colorado, causing extraordinary damage to her farm, which has been in her husband’s family since 1869. The waters not only flooded the Sylvesters’ basement, causing massive damage to their home, but also knocked down other structures on their property, causing an additional $70,000 in damage to their vehicles. Click here to continue.

March 11, 2014

Will Governor Hickenlooper let DOI get Colorado a little bit pregnant?

January 24, 2014

Protecting Sage Grouse While Growing Western Economies
Decisions regarding the future management of the Greater Sage-Grouse (GSG) and whether or not to list the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are weighing heavily on Westerners. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are proposing policies to manage GSG on public lands in an attempt to prevent a listing. Click here to continue.

January 9, 2014
Western Group Wins Final Victory at Federal Appeals Court
Contact: William Perry Pendley, 303/292-2021, Ext. 30
December 27, 2013 – DENVER, CO. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia today refused to rehear a September 2013 ruling affirming a September 2012 ruling by a Pennsylvania federal district court in favor of Pennsylvania energy operators. Click here to continue.

December 17, 2013
Supreme Court Must Reverse EPA’s Green-House Gas Ruling

Contact: William Perry Pendley, 303/292-2021, ext. 30

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