Posted: August 7th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian
Another assault on the American public is under way; this one will enlarge and increase the power of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management to such a degree that none of us will be safe from these corrupted and unlawful corporate federal agencies operating under the public deception; “a public service agency”. These are in fact, duly authorized and chartered private corporations which have long since ceased to function as public services, if in fact they ever did.
Those who ramble through the halls of the District of Criminals, who claim they have no time to write the bills; no time to read the bills, somehow found the time to vote to pass this federal, land, asset and natural resource grab, including water rights, through the House. The bill now rests in the Senate, where there is little chance that the property rights of individuals or states, will survive.
HR.3534, Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010 (Reported in House – RH) will effectively render a greater amount of land as owned and/or controlled for profit, by the federal government along with minerals and water rights to now be controlled by the federal government and enforced through the BLM and other newly created enforcement agencies.
The Clear Act claims control of the oceans, Great Lakes and by extension many other waterways and freshwater resources, mineral mining, solar, geo-thermal, and gas and oil conducted on land or in the oceans, in, on or near the continental United States. This bill passed the House on August 4, 2010. All of this as a result of the BP Oil gusher; like we didn’t already have thousands of unused laws on the books to deal with this.
Along with expanded control of land, and water; all mineral leasing in any state would now be controlled by the BLM, depriving the states of much needed revenue and the right to conduct their own business. And guess what!? We get the creation of more corporate federal agencies empowered to write their own laws and to conduct enforcement in the name of the new agencies and against the individuals and states.
“The Bureau of Energy and Resource Management”; to be housed in the ubiquitous Department of the Interior.
Now bear in mind, the “resources” the bill alludes to, exist within the geographical boundaries of the states or exist on the coastal waterlines, and rightfully belong to the states and their residents.
(I smell Jim Oberstar’s (D) MN, great stinking mess called the Water Restoration Act, which would seize all water from any source whatsoever, including dried up lake beds and the rain off your roof, and claim it as owned by the federal government.)
Yup! That’s what we need, another damn federal agency, incorporated and working against the people. The truly sad part of this is, there are far too many mercenary Americans who will happily ignore what they know to be violations of individual and states rights, and who will perform these assaults against other Americans, with vigor. These people need to be shunned from our communities.
The CLEAR Act would establish a monthly auction in which fuel producers would bid for “carbon shares”.
And this is how you pass Cap & Trade without calling it Cap & Trade.