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Constitution Party on Environment

 

 


No UN action nor eminent domain for environmental protection

The Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution limits the federal power of eminent domain solely to the purchase of private property with just compensation for public use, such as military reservations and government office buildings - not for public ownership, such as urban renewal, environmental protection, or historic preservation. Under no circumstances may the federal government take private property, by means of rules and regulations which preclude or substantially reduce the productive use of the property, even with just compensation. We call for a return to the states and to the people all lands which are held by the federal government without authorization by the Constitution. We also call for repeal of federal wetlands legislation and the federal Endangered Species Act. Moreover, we oppose any attempt to designate private or public property as United Nations World Heritage sites or Biosphere reserves. We call for an end to US participation in UN programs such as Man and the Biosphere.
Source: 2012-2016 Constitution Party national platform , Nov 1, 2012

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