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May 28, 2015
Stop the EPA right now!
See EPA unveils comprehensive water regs, critics decry 'power grab' - foxnews.com


President Obama and Gina McCarthy are engaging in private property takings without just compensation. Remember: If government could take your property legally, it would have done so years ago!

Call your representative and governor and demand they rein in President Obama and Gina McCarthy.
Fact: President Obama and Gina McCarthy can choose one of these two: 1) They're damn stupid respective of the statute definition of navigable. 2) They're a complicit part of America's Waterrunning Cartel. Regardless, their lawlessness justifies termination of their jobs!

Have your local sign maker make signs with this exact verbiage - "No Trespassing - Trespassers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - No immunity for criminal trespass by government parties." Post on your property today! Please!

Roni Bell Sylvester
Volunteer Editor Publisher www.LandAndWaterUSA.com

May 7, 2015

Judge: Corps' MR-GO 'took'
value of properties in
St. Bernard, Lower 9th Ward

By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com
The Times-Picayune

A federal judge Friday ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' construction and absent maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet channel created a "ticking time bomb" that magnified the effects of storm surge flooding in St. Bernard Parish and the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.

That resulted in a "temporary taking" of the value of residential, business and parish-owned property, including Rocky and Carlo's Restaurant, ruled U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Susan Braden. That temporary taking included flooding during Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, and intermittent flooding during Hurricanes Rita in October 2005 and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. Click here to continue.

May 4, 2015
Stacy Lynne Update

Click here for Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff Justin Smith et al - The lawsuit was initiated on Friday, May 1, 2015. It is a public document without restrictions on sharing. Stacy

April 30, 2015
Are we terrified of this government?
Eventually, Drakes Bay Oyster Farm closed its doors because of the litigation and regulatory actions taken by the federal government. BY MICHAEL AMES, NEWSWEEK / JANUARY 18, 2015

..."The idea that Lunny's farm was a heavy industry that imperiled the park's wildlife was, for a while at least, the core reason for evicting him. But for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the only agency with the power to enforce full wilderness protection, there was one problem with this argument: proving it..."

April 22, 2015

Update on
Stacy Lynne

Latest email from Stacy Lynne ...

Everything in this email is already on the public record so there are no restrictions on sharing it, in its entirety and without editing.

The files that I have attached are private property of Stacy Lynne and are not to be used for any reason besides as attachments in this email. This private property notice also applies to all government agents and their by-products.

   

The png files (above) are of the GPS tracking device that was on my car for at least four months without a warrant.

Coming soon you will be able to watch the video of when we discovered the device on my car--a never before seen 2 minute example of how Larimer County public servants break the law.

Click here to continue.

March 20, 2015

WyLiberty Attorneys File Brief in Wisconsin Free Speech Case
MADISON, WI - Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys filed an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief in the Wisconsin Supreme Court today in Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson, a case consolidated with two others in what has become known as the "Wisconsin John Doe Investigation." The prosecution in each case alleges illegal campaign finance coordination between political groups and ostensibly members of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign. WyLiberty's brief argues that Wisconsin law governing coordination is unconstitutionally overbroad, and the latest effort to criminalize political participation. Click here to continue.

December 13, 2014
Killed with a pen – U.S. Forest Service order strikes with a signature

 
Sitting at the kitchen table in the log built ranch house tucked up against the Gallinas Mountains in central New Mexico, Mike Sanchez wore the look of a man who didn’t get a lot of sleep and didn’t know what it was not to worry. The weight of the world had become part of his posture now and forever. Click here to continue.


By Julie Carter, Cowgirl Sass & Savvy

Sanchez, 3 generations Mike, Eddie, Frankie

October 18, 2014
Family Farmers Slay Oil Giant in Property Rights Case in Colorado
By Gene J. Koprowski

Eugene “Gene” Kammerzell and his wife Janet have been “harassed and bullied” for seven straight years by Suncor Energy Pipeline Co., a major petroleum products producer here in Colorado.

Now, after a stunning victory at the Weld County Courthouse over Suncor, the Kammerzells are a bit more at peace when it comes to their 121-acre piece of property near Miliken, and their ongoing easement deal with the oil and gas giant. Click here to continue.

 

October 10, 2014

Smart Meters, an arresting story
By Peter Menkin
Part 2 of a series to be continued ... Part 1
In a series of four interviews lasting more than thirty minutes each by phone with Joshua Hart in his home located outside Portola, California, a nearly remote location, Peter Menkin talked with the activist about Smart Meters and their installation by utility companies in various parts of the United States. Peter Menkin’s conversations were held over four separate Mondays and on other days in their short durations themselves, ending in this article-interview where talking from his home office in Mill Valley, California north of San Francisco Peter Menkin offered this series of five questions. The questions were submitted to Joshua Hart in writing prior to the interview. Click here to continue.

October 9, 2014
Progressives Plan New Lawsuit to Declare Feral Horses in Wyoming ‘Wild Animals’ Under Federal Endangered Species Act

By Gene J. Koprowski

The progressive group Friends of Animals (FOA) is planning a lawsuit to have the feral horses and burros roaming Wyoming declared an “endangered species” by the federal government under the federal Endangered Species Act (7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq) by 2015.

Mike Harris, an attorney for FOA, based in its regional office in Denver tells LandAndWaterUSA that the militants, under the provisions of the ESA, will file the lawsuit within 12 months or so from this week. Click here to continue.

October 3, 2014
U.S. Appeals Court rules against friends of feral horses, but BLM still failing to contain problem
By Gene J. Koprowski

A federal appeals court has denied a radical activist group’s request to halt the feral horse roundup in Wyoming by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). But the BLM is not out of the woods of controversy yet – as opponents have engaged in civil disobedience to stall the roundup. What is more, others note the agency is not properly following the advice from a federal scientific panel, whose members are appointed by the National Academy of Sciences, to contain the environmental damage caused by the hybrid horses in the American West
. Click here to continue.



U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis

Watch this week's dose
of common sense HERE.


An Uncertain Strategy without Conviction

Dear Friends,

This week the House and Senate voted to authorize President Obama to use American resources through December 11 to arm and train Syrian rebels to help them in their fight against the terrorist forces of the Islamic state known as ISIS and to defend themselves from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Click here to continue

September 9, 2014

Click here for ...

  • DeSmog UK Launches To Combat Climate Denial in Europe Ahead of Paris Climate Talks
  • Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease
  • Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects
  • Koch-Tied Roots of Senator Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Environmental Attack Report
  • State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties



September 8, 2014

Deadbeat
Feds Don’t
Pay Debts

By Gene J. Koprowski

EPA Overreaching Rejected by Courts

Do you know how much the federal government owes private landowners, due to regulatory over-reach?

It makes big news when American Citizens, like Cliven Bundy, allegedly owe government money.

But do you ever hear how much government owes American Citizens?

Even after government loses juried trials, it still refuses to pay damages.

Over the next few weeks, Land And Water Chief Investigative Reporter Gene J. Koprowski, will reveal government’s unpaid debts to Americans. We bet government owes American Citizens billions.

What do you bet? Win $1,000 by submitting the closest guess to: LandAndWaterUSA@gmail.com - Contest closes November 5, 2014.

August 28, 2014
Smart Meters, an arresting story By Peter Menkin
Part 1 of a series to be continued...


Lt. Colonel Tom Niichel

"I noticed a third officer off to my right a little over a hundred feet distant among some trees, he too was armed with an AR type weapon and it was trained in my general direction if not directly on me ..."

The controversy over Smart Meters has been steaming in various counties in the United States, including the County of Larimer and the area served in Colorado’s Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association where Lt. Col. Tom Niichel lives with his wife and children. He is on active duty with the United States Air Force. He does not want a Smart Meter installed in his home, which is off the military base and he has been opposed to one being installed since 2010. Click here to continue.

August 28, 2014:

Are Environmentalists up to something fishy...again?
How can environmentalists claim Klamath Indians have hunted coho salmon since the beginning of time, when those fish were first planted in the Klamath River in the late 19th century? Part 4 Klamath Calamity Exposed By Gene J. Koprowski

August 21, 2014

Whose Water Is It? Liberal Attorney Claims ‘The State’ Owns All South Platte River Water. Colorado Governor's Office Points Out That’s Not The Law. By Gene Koprowski

A leading liberal Colorado water rights attorney is claiming that “the state” government owns all of the South Platte River’s water. But the water czar for the state’s Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is pointing out that that opinion is not the law, and is citing references to statutes, and case law, that inform his stance in correspondence with Land And Water USA.

During a meeting of the South Platte Basin Round Table meeting last week, noted left-leaning attorney, Michael D. Shimmin, a partner in the Boulder-based firm Vranesh and Raisch, LLP, was responding to a question by rancher Chuck Sylvester. Sylvester asked the open forum exactly who was the beneficial owner of the water, when the river level was high, or when it was low. In response, Shimmin excitedly exclaimed, “the state.”

The counselor did not elaborate, but observers said there was a stunned silence in the room after the on-the-record comment, made during the public forum. Shimmin lists the South Platte Basin Round Table and the Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee among his “professional affiliations” on his official biography. The South Platte Basin Roundtable lists Shimmin as an “at large” member.

Shimmin did not respond to an e-mail asking him to elaborate on the opinion by a Land and Water USA reporter.

Not an Academic Question. Click here to continue.

August 13, 2014
Wild Horses? What Wild Horses? Feral Horses Roam the West, While Eco-Activists Seek to Rebrand them As Endangered Species - New Lawsuit, Petition Latest Volleys in Ongoing Enviro-Battle - Time for State Governors to Intervene By Chuck Sylvester and Gene Koprowski - Environmental activist groups – represented by one of Washington D.C.’s largest law firms -- last week filed a motion in federal court for a restraining order in a lawsuit against the U.S., seeking to stop the roundup of more than 800 “wild horses” on private and public land in Wyoming’s Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, and Great Divide Basin.

PART 3 KLAMATH CALAMITY CONTINUED:
(click above) By Gene Koprowski - Research materials provided by Ric Frost
"This is the third of a series on the Klamath Calamity."

PART 2 KLAMATH CALAMITY CONTINUED:
How Black Bear Commune, Hippie 'Free Land' Ideology Creative Durrent Klamath Crisis
By Gene Koprowski - Research materials provided by Ric Frost
"This is the second of a series on the Klamath Calamity."

PART 1 KLAMATH CALAMITY EXPOSED:
Exclusive Land and Water USA Probe Shows
Why Congress Should Not Approve Shady
Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement, Water Deals

By Gene Koprowski - Research materials provided by Ric Frost
"This is the first of a series on the Klamath Calamity."

August 4, 2014

House Approves Legislation to Improve and Update the Endangered Species Act

July 12, 2014

Greetings, dear Drakes Bay supporters,
It is with heavy hearts that we report that the oyster farm shack and cannery must close on July 31. Click here to continue.

May 27, 2014
Associate Press et al media, PLEASE study this!
There are Private Property Owners on Federal Lands. Example: Allotment Owners "OWN" the beneficial use of the water, the forage, improvements (fences etc.) and easements (livestock trailway...s) on Federal land. Federal government has no authority to "manage" allotment owners businesses. Click here to continue.

May 27, 2014
Tucson, AZ published 5-26-14 - President Obama gave Organ Mountains Monument status Zack Taylor - Retired Border Agent * Chairman, Nat'l Assoc. of former border patrol officers - Speaks freely about the real dangers

March 26, 2014
Scientists unearth new secrets from ancient mummy - Imaging technology shows tattoo with name of The Archangel Michael on remains of young Egyptian woman from 700 A.D. By Gene J. Koprowski

January 24, 2014
NEWS on LAWSUIT, SUNDAY RADIO SHOW, and INVITATION
Stacy Lynne
Breaking news about Stacy. ! The lawsuit I filed against Amy Antommaria (Pappenheim's attorney), for malpractice, slander/libel, and malicious prosecution was illegally dismissed by Larimer County District Court Judge Thomas French. Click here to continue.


January 23, 2014
Obama payback to Virginia for not taking Obamacare? Former Gov. McDonnell Indicted on Spurious Charges By Gene Koprowski
I am livid over this! Team McDonnell balanced the budget in a state that was billions in debt -- and this is the payback for fighting SEIU and Obamacare. We have a budget surplus because of Bob and 200,000 new jobs -- and for this he is a criminal? Maybe there is a lone wolf state's attorney -- like Jim Garrison in the JFK years -- who has the courage to indict Obama for his true crimes against the Republic. Or better yet -- let's petition to get AG Holder indicted in the House on Articles of Impeachment. The evidence is there already.


January 23, 2014
Brandt v. United States
Contact: William Perry Pendley, 303/292-2021, Ext. 30
I have just returned from the appearance by Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of our Wyoming client, Marvin Brandt. Now that I have finished the work that piled up during my time in Washington, D.C., including fundraising efforts for 2013, I want to report to you on the arguments. Click here to continue.


Tuesday, January 14, at 11:00 EDT, MSLF Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Steven J. Lechner, will step before the podium in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States, face the nine justices, and open with, “Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the Court.” Thus will begin the culmination of MSLF’s long battle, which began in 2006, in defense of a Wyoming man’s right not to have his private property seized by the federal government for a high-altitude trail. This is not just about MSLF’s client, Marvin Brandt; thousands of landowners across the country will be affected by the ruling of the Supreme Court, which will come later this year. In the Brandt case the United States is asking the Supreme Court to reverse a ruling the Court made in 1942, a ruling that the United States urged upon the Court! In that 1942 ruling, the Court held that railroad rights-of-way granted under an 1875 law are easements to which the United States keeps no rights. The United States no longer likes that 1942 ruling because it keeps federal agencies from seizing the private property of people like MSLF’s client, Marvin Brandt.
Here is a recent article about MSLF’s client and this case:

September 3, 2013
‘0.3% climate consensus, not 97.1%’ - “It is unscientific to assume that most scientists believe what they have neither said nor written.”
by David Legates

August 31, 2013
Wyoming Delegation Secures Return of Mineral Revenue to State

May 23, 2013
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
The IRS has been making front page news for several days now. The gist is that this arm of the Department of the Treasury has been caught participating in dirty tricks political favoritism by the exercising of their great and terrible power. Click here to continue.

May 15, 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT
Please join us in welcoming Miss Elaine Brunson to Land And Water USA!


Elaine Brunson Photo by Roni Bell (c) 2013
Weld County Colorado

May 12, 2013
LAW USA is an unabashed supporter of healthy animal husbandry. We know that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, like those of us in the livestock industry, love and care for our animals...period! We sincerely applaud Feld's standing up against the animal rights groups. Their tenacity serves as empowerment inspiration to all of us! Thank you Feld Entertainment! ASPCA Pays $9.3 Million in Landmark Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Settlement Feld Entertainment RICO Lawsuit Will Continue against the Humane Society of the United States, the lawyers, and other remaining defendants... http://www.ringlingbrostrialinfo.com.
A great place you can find information on the Ringling Bros Circus, is the twitter @savethecircus.

May 9, 2013
Benghazi Cover Up Exposed

Cynthia M. Lummis

April 12, 2013
Contributing Educator Danny Matinez can sue U.S. Forest Service
Rancher Who Lost 354 Cows to Feds Can Sue
- By JAMIE ROSS - PHOENIX (CN) - An Arizona cattle rancher can sue the U.S. Forest Service for seizing and selling nearly 400 of his herd, the Court of Federal Claims ruled.

March 29, 2013
UPDATE: Chuck Sylvester demands $543 thousand compensation from DOI

March 28, 2013
This is outright evil! - Gov. Mead: Interior cannot meet budget reduction by taking Wyoming’s share of mineral revenues - county10.com

March 5, 2013
Chuck Sylvester demands $543 thousand compensation from DOI
LAW USA will post Secretary Salazar's response the second it comes in!

February 12, 2013
Heartland Institute to release presentation of criminal case against Peter Gleick---just in case
On Thursday, February 14, 2013, The Heartland Institute is releasing a 57-page report produced by its legal counsel, Jones Day, presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois in support of criminal prosecution in the matter.
Jim Lakely, Director of Communications, The Heartland Institute

January 19, 2013
Colorado - Weld County: Sheriff John Cooke rebukes President Barack Obama's ideas about gun control choosing instead to uphold the 2nd Amendment

January 5, 2012
ASPCA Pays $9.3 Million in Landmark Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Settlement - Feld Entertainment RICO Lawsuit Will Continue against the Humane Society of the United States, the lawyers, and other remaining defendants

 
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