Cal. Coastal Commission ignoring the rule of law

When regulators propose a policy like this, California law says they must give notice to the public, conduct hearings, and allow public comment. The Commission did none of this.

Endangered Species Act Bureaucrats Are Playing Word Games That Cost Billions Of Dollars

The government’s environmental scientists must start behaving more like real scientists and less like politicized bureaucrats. We all need to know—we all deserve to know—what they mean by the words they use.

Seattle’s Income Tax on ‘the Rich’ Has Collateral Damage: The Poor

Once again, a “progressive” plan turns out, in practice, to operate more like the Sheriff of Nottingham than Robin Hood.

Feds turn flood insurance into a tool for land grabs in Oregon

When zoning and planning decisions are made for your community, which level of government should make the call?

Solution to rockweed harvesting should be rooted in privacy rights

The future of the abundant rockweed growing along Maine’s coast may turn on one of our country’s oldest ideas: property rights.

Why is Maryland imposing absurd regulations on entrepreneurs?

While most states are busy unleashing their entrepreneurs to create jobs and innovative services, Maryland is bucking the trend.

Federal court issues mixed decision on jaguar critical habitat challenge

In 2014, the federal government designated thousands of acres in New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar. The designation is absurd, because jaguars prefer the wet, tropical climates of Central and South America forests, to the dry, arid wilderness of the Southwest.

Yes, Trump can revoke national monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has finally completed a months-long review of dozens of controversial national monuments, recommending major changes to 10 monuments, including shrinking six and relaxing regulation of the other four.

Kill Regulations to Save the Sage Grouse

Conventional wisdom holds that state and federal environmental regulation is better than either alone. But even with the best of intentions, federal, one-size-fits-all regulation that interferes with more-effective state and private wildlife conservation efforts can cause real harm.

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Cal. Coastal Commission ignoring the rule of law

When regulators propose a policy like this, California law says they must give notice to the public, conduct hearings, and allow public comment. The Commission did none of this.

Endangered Species Act Bureaucrats Are Playing Word Games That Cost Billions Of Dollars

The government’s environmental scientists must start behaving more like real scientists and less like politicized bureaucrats. We all need to know—we all deserve to know—what they mean by the words they use.

Seattle’s Income Tax on ‘the Rich’ Has Collateral Damage: The Poor

Once again, a “progressive” plan turns out, in practice, to operate more like the Sheriff of Nottingham than Robin Hood.

Feds turn flood insurance into a tool for land grabs in Oregon

When zoning and planning decisions are made for your community, which level of government should make the call?

Solution to rockweed harvesting should be rooted in privacy rights

The future of the abundant rockweed growing along Maine’s coast may turn on one of our country’s oldest ideas: property rights.

Why is Maryland imposing absurd regulations on entrepreneurs?

While most states are busy unleashing their entrepreneurs to create jobs and innovative services, Maryland is bucking the trend.

Federal court issues mixed decision on jaguar critical habitat challenge

In 2014, the federal government designated thousands of acres in New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar. The designation is absurd, because jaguars prefer the wet, tropical climates of Central and South America forests, to the dry, arid wilderness of the Southwest.

Yes, Trump can revoke national monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has finally completed a months-long review of dozens of controversial national monuments, recommending major changes to 10 monuments, including shrinking six and relaxing regulation of the other four.

Kill Regulations to Save the Sage Grouse

Conventional wisdom holds that state and federal environmental regulation is better than either alone. But even with the best of intentions, federal, one-size-fits-all regulation that interferes with more-effective state and private wildlife conservation efforts can cause real harm.

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Cal. Coastal Commission ignoring the rule of law

When regulators propose a policy like this, California law says they must give notice to the public, conduct hearings, and allow public comment. The Commission did none of this.

Endangered Species Act Bureaucrats Are Playing Word Games That Cost Billions Of Dollars

The government’s environmental scientists must start behaving more like real scientists and less like politicized bureaucrats. We all need to know—we all deserve to know—what they mean by the words they use.

Seattle’s Income Tax on ‘the Rich’ Has Collateral Damage: The Poor

Once again, a “progressive” plan turns out, in practice, to operate more like the Sheriff of Nottingham than Robin Hood.

Feds turn flood insurance into a tool for land grabs in Oregon

When zoning and planning decisions are made for your community, which level of government should make the call?

Solution to rockweed harvesting should be rooted in privacy rights

The future of the abundant rockweed growing along Maine’s coast may turn on one of our country’s oldest ideas: property rights.

Why is Maryland imposing absurd regulations on entrepreneurs?

While most states are busy unleashing their entrepreneurs to create jobs and innovative services, Maryland is bucking the trend.

Federal court issues mixed decision on jaguar critical habitat challenge

In 2014, the federal government designated thousands of acres in New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar. The designation is absurd, because jaguars prefer the wet, tropical climates of Central and South America forests, to the dry, arid wilderness of the Southwest.

Yes, Trump can revoke national monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has finally completed a months-long review of dozens of controversial national monuments, recommending major changes to 10 monuments, including shrinking six and relaxing regulation of the other four.

Kill Regulations to Save the Sage Grouse

Conventional wisdom holds that state and federal environmental regulation is better than either alone. But even with the best of intentions, federal, one-size-fits-all regulation that interferes with more-effective state and private wildlife conservation efforts can cause real harm.

Cal. Coastal Commission ignoring the rule of law

When regulators propose a policy like this, California law says they must give notice to the public, conduct hearings, and allow public comment. The Commission did none of this.

Endangered Species Act Bureaucrats Are Playing Word Games That Cost Billions Of Dollars

The government’s environmental scientists must start behaving more like real scientists and less like politicized bureaucrats. We all need to know—we all deserve to know—what they mean by the words they use.

Seattle’s Income Tax on ‘the Rich’ Has Collateral Damage: The Poor

Once again, a “progressive” plan turns out, in practice, to operate more like the Sheriff of Nottingham than Robin Hood.

Feds turn flood insurance into a tool for land grabs in Oregon

When zoning and planning decisions are made for your community, which level of government should make the call?

Solution to rockweed harvesting should be rooted in privacy rights

The future of the abundant rockweed growing along Maine’s coast may turn on one of our country’s oldest ideas: property rights.

Why is Maryland imposing absurd regulations on entrepreneurs?

While most states are busy unleashing their entrepreneurs to create jobs and innovative services, Maryland is bucking the trend.

Federal court issues mixed decision on jaguar critical habitat challenge

In 2014, the federal government designated thousands of acres in New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar. The designation is absurd, because jaguars prefer the wet, tropical climates of Central and South America forests, to the dry, arid wilderness of the Southwest.

Yes, Trump can revoke national monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has finally completed a months-long review of dozens of controversial national monuments, recommending major changes to 10 monuments, including shrinking six and relaxing regulation of the other four.

Kill Regulations to Save the Sage Grouse

Conventional wisdom holds that state and federal environmental regulation is better than either alone. But even with the best of intentions, federal, one-size-fits-all regulation that interferes with more-effective state and private wildlife conservation efforts can cause real harm.