Civil forfeiture, policing for profit, is just wrong. If someone has committed a crime and been convicted of that crime, and the property in question was used in the commission of that crime then maybe the state has grounds to confiscate cars, boats, houses, etc. But just because the police arrest someone doesn’t mean that the cops should just be able to take whatever that person owns.
I saw this one coming a few years ago.
The EPA is concerned with particulate matter in the atmosphere of interior Alaska. It fears the health impacts of such matter. However, restricting the use of wood stoves for the poor should have no adverse health effects in -30 degree weather of course.
Politics in America has just become too polarized. This is terrible.
If the taxpayer is ponying up to pay for the rebuild in New York and New Jersey post Hurricane Sandy, it only makes sense that a state on the other side of the continent get hundreds of millions of dollars of that relief.
So you want to catch fish in the cold dark waters off of Alaska? Well, it’s going to cost you, one way or another.