Radical environmentalists want to put sheep ranchers out of business in Colorado. The outcome of this case could determine the future of the sheep industry throughout the Southern Rockies.
When President Clinton created the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, residents were told that the resulting tourism boom would more than make up for the loss of ranching, mining, logging, and other economic activities. However, the tourists never came and local economies never recovered.
David A. and Pamela F. Herr own lakefront property on Crooked Lake near Watersmeet in Gogebic County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was their dream to own a lakefront home to share with their children and grandchildren.
Case Summary In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released 3 million gallons of mineralized water at the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. To minimize its responsibility for the spill, the EPA hastily designated a vast area surrounding the mine as a Superfund site and thereby subjected its neighbors to financial liability for its actions.…