In this letter, Congressman Pearce points out that Section 202(c)(9) of the Federal Policy Management Act (FLPMA) requires the BLM to coordinate with state officials regarding the management of lands in their states, and rightfully so.
via the American Lands Council
In June of this year, Congressman Steve Pearce sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director, Neil Kornze, regarding numerous requests that have been submitted by elected officials all over the country. These many requests petition Mr. Kornze for coordination on the Resource Management Planning Rules, 81 Fed. Reg. 8674 (Feb. 25, 2016), also known as the BLM’s ‘Planing 2.0’ initiative.
In this letter, Congressman Pearce points out that Section 202(c)(9) of the Federal Policy Management Act (FLPMA) requires the BLM to coordinate with state officials regarding the management of lands in their states, and rightfully so. Of the 250 million acres managed by the BLM, a large majority of those lands are found in the West, and their management directly affects the lives and livelihoods of their citizens. Devastated forests, destroyed watersheds, and decimated job growth are far more than numbers on a graph to families throughout the West.
It is heartening to see so many elected officials who are dedicated to protecting our public lands and preserving them for generations to come. Electing people who understand the importance of the public lands, their multiple uses, sustainability, health and productivity, is crucial. Just as importantly, we must elect those who have the knowledge of what our state rights are, and have the courage to stand up for them, thereby striving to protect the citizens that they serve.
Today, we thank the elected officials of Kane County, UT; Garfield County, CO; Chaves County, NM; Big Horn County, WY; Custer County, ID; Modoc County, CA; Winkelman Natural Resource Conservation District, AZ; Hereford Natural Resource Conservation District, AZ; and Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District, NM; as well as Congressman Steve Pearce, for their vigilance in protecting the people of their states and the public lands that we all cherish and depend upon.
We will keep you informed concerning any response that may come from BLM Director Kornze’s office.
Murray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”
This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.
The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.
As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.
However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.
The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.
The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.