KEEP PRIVATE LANDS IN PRIVATE HANDS
COALITION - ALASKA
4/2/04 QUICK UPDATE: DON YOUNG HAS TEAMED UP WITH GEORGE MILLER OF SAN FRANCISCO ONCE AGAIN AND HAS REINTRODUCED THE CARA LAND GRAB. Now he is claiming to be fighting obesity by buying land!! Young has reincarnated it as the GO Act - HR 4100; in the Senate, the American Outdoors Act - S 2590.
July 20 2004 Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Hearing
Listen to Windows Media File [last 1:30 minutes only] Draft time log
Young Press Release
4/2/04 Sam Bishop article in Fairbanks News Miner
4/2/04 American Land Rights Association flyer 850KB PDF
MAY 2000 - REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ALASKA PASSES RESOLUTION AGAINST CARA
|5/23/00||LIZ RUSKIN, Reporter, Anchorage Daily News (Alaska) - GOP TURNS ITS BACK ON YOUNG, State Party members Oppose Land Measure - The Republican Party of Alaska adopted a resolution at its state convention Saturday opposing the grandest political achievement of Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young. A letter circulated to convention delegates said, "CARA goes against the heart and soul of what it means to be a Republican..."|
--------- NOTE: information below this point has not been revised since the demise of CARA after the 9-11 attacks on the Twin Towers in 2002 ----------
NO LANDOWNER PROTECTIONS IN YOUNG-MILLER CARA -- The overwhelming consensus of national property rights protection groups today is that Young-Miller CARA contains NO effective protection against land acquisition abuses by government agencies. Complaints about "smoke and mirrors" -- the reality is that for the past two years Young has generated the biggest smokescreen of all by claiming CARA "protections" that don't exist.
The following is from the expanded version of CONSERVATION DOLLARS NOT WORTH THE PRICE (Fairbanks Daily News Miner - 7/4/00)
SO-CALLED PRIVATE PROPERTY PROTECTIONS
Advocates claim CARA provides many "private property protections" that do not exist today.
These so-called "protections" affect only 15 percent of CARA money. Even then, they are of little use. Boise property rights consultant Fred Kelly Grant points out how CARA has been written so a fast scanner of the bill will notice certain catchy property rights protection phrases like, "just compensation", "willing seller requirement", and "nothing...shall authorize...property be taken" etc.
But close reading of the bill reveals these phrases are without operative effect or value. Sadly, it suggests that their inclusion by the bill sponsors amounts to a willful attempt to deceive the public. www.stewardsoftherange.org/fatal_flaws.htm updated for the Senate version of CARA: www.stewardsoftherange.org/fatal_flawsII.htm.
Just a few of the many others in agreement are: Property Rights Foundation of America (Stony Creek, NY), Competitive Enterprise Institute, American Lands Rights Association, Paragon Foundation, Heartland Institute, Heritage Foundation.
|7/4/00||DON YOUNG and RAY KREIG - Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner - Two Op Ed articles about Young-Murkowski CARA which creates seven trust fund entitlements for $45 billion in new automatic—go to the head of the line, trample the women and children—federal spending on environmental programs including government acquisition of private land. Don Young in favor; Ray Kreig against. PDF EXPANDED VERSION|
|3/31/99||HEARINGS, HOUSE RESOURCES COMMITTEE ON HR 701, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
DON'T FAIL TO LOOK AT THE MASSIVE CARA LAND BUYING PROJECTIONS GRAPH!
CARA Billion $ Land Grab Bill Home Page: http://www.landrights.org/OCS/index.htm
Alaska CARA Source Page (direct): http://www.landrights.org/OCS/detailsource_state.htm
American Land Rights Association Home Page: www.landrights.org
Contact: Ray Kreig, 201 Barrow Street #1,
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2429
(907) 276-2025 fax: 258-9614 firstname.lastname@example.org
Be informed! Don't allow yourself to be snowed by CARA.