Yesterday, the Washington State Legislature started the new Legislative session with great ceremony and fanfare in Olympia. On the first day of session, every year, the legislators walk down the aisle, Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right as they stride to their respective seats. The flag ceremony, the anthem, new leadership sworn in, newly electeds recognized by their peers, and the visitor’s gallery is filled to capacity. Thus begins the clock for the countdown to the end of the “short” session. Every second that ticks by, a certain sense of urgency grips the state. From long, painful experience we know our freedoms and our pocketbooks will not be safe as long as the legislature remains in session in Olympia.
Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights Defending and restoring property rights since 2003
Stop the Phony Water Crisis!
A CAPR Legislative Action Alert!
We at CAPR were fortunate to have Mr. Hopper as a key note speaker at the annual CAPR Banquet and Auction. His work has benefitted property owners over many years, most famously winning at the Supreme Court in the Rapanos v. United States case against the EPA. We are grateful for Mr. Reed and his work. The Pacific Legal Foundation calls Mr. Hopper "A man of conviction, courage and compassion, Reed was a loving family man and generous friend and on the professional level, a brilliant litigator and renowned Supreme Court advocate." Thank you Mr. Reed Hopper.
CAPR has created a flyer which represents the comments on Hirst we have gathered from Washington Citizens. Please print and use this flyer for visits to the legislature.
Join your CAPR Lobbyist and CAPR Members on the first day of legislative session, January 8th, to visit your legislator and express your opinions of a Hirst Solution.
Read the proposed bill and watch the public workshop hearing for that bill. Of interest, there is now also a proposed amendment to this bill by the tri-counties of Spokane, Pend Oreille, and Stevens. That proposed amending language is printed after the printing of the proposed bill.
All persons can provide comments to the USFW on the Rulemaking until January 5.
The link to provide comment to the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service is here:
Here is the comment submitted by CAPR.
Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights
Comment on ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy Implementation. Document # FWS-HQ-ES-2015-0126
December 1, 2017
Secretary Ryan Zinke
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Subject: Conversion of Land to Tribal Trust Status
As officers of the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), an organization with 31 chapters in Washington
State and California dedicated to protecting and promoting property rights for all Americans, we are writing you to
request that the Department of the Interior make the impact on local communities a primary consideration when
determining whether to approve tribal requests to convert land outside their reservations from fee to trust. This has
become a controversial issue in many jurisdictions in our two states and we suspect across the nation as a whole.
I am contacting you with concerns regarding the proposed legislation we heard in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
CAPR East Meets West Conference 2017 # 9