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Texas Revolt Over Cibolo Private Toll Road Reveals Bridge to NAFTA Trade

Much of the U.S. portion of the NAFTA Superhighway, consisting of intercontinental infrastructure connecting Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, is already built, quietly financed by successive congressional appropriations over the years and there is no doubt the establishment is anxious … Continue reading

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Secret Agreement Handed Private Toll Firm Control of Texas Public Roads

While the politicians argued that eminent domain would only be used as a last resort, that’s just the club the Texas Turnpike Corporation’s CEO John Crew needs to beat landowners into submission to sign over their land in so-called negotiated … Continue reading

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Waters of the State: Texas-Federal Government Equally Disrespect Private Property Rights

Wrongful confiscation of private property is an abuse of our fundamental rights to private property, regardless of whether it’s taken by federal or state government, or even worse, by a private developer exploiting state government power. Without the protection of property rights, there is no true economic prosperity. Our founders knew it, which is why they fought and died to protect it. Americans shouldn’t have to undergo another revolution to preserve it. Continue reading

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Proposed Blacklands Tollway Near Dallas, Texas Fuels Public Distrust

The people have spoken and their will is clear – they do NOT want the proposed private Blackland Tollway-Northeast Gateway Corridor through Rockwall to Greenville counties in east Dallas. A record capacity crowd of nearly 1,500 showed up to get their opposition to the controversial toll project on the record. Landowners and concerned citizens voiced their opinions to the Texas Turnpike Corporation (TTC) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) at a public meeting held in Rockwall that lasted until after midnight.

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Texas Railroad Commission seeks to close eminent domain loophole, but critics say rule too vague

Ultimately, it’s crucial that the state has some mechanism in place to review whether or not private pipeline companies meet the legal requirements as a common carrier public use pipeline prior to eminent domain authority being conferred.

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Nevada Cattle Rancher Standoff Far More Complex than Simple Lawbreaking

Cliven Bundy claims that he inherited “pre-emptive grazing rights’ on federal land because his ancestors kept cattle in the Virgin Valley since 1877, before the Department of the Interior was created. However, by continuing to graze his livestock on federal land for over 20 years after he stopped paying fees in 1993, Bundy may have acquired “prescriptive rights;”

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Texas legislature kills pro-property rights bills

A slate of pro-property rights bills died in the 83rd regular session of the Texas legislature that ended on Memorial Day. Texas politicians love to tout their property rights credentials at election time, but when lawmakers are in session, they’ve yet to give meaningful protection to landowners in several key areas when it comes time to cast a vote.

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Oil for Export or American Prosperity?

TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news with a vengeance and arrived NEAR the end game.

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