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  • Ballot box hangover

    Even as Oregon tries to deal with the chaos of Measure 37, which overturned the state’s old land-use regulations, "The Big Look," an attempt to revive and re-create planning laws, is quietly under way.

  • Chickens are roosting on private property in Oregon

    Buyer’s remorse is strong in Oregon, where Measure 37 has sparked a developer’s feeding frenzy that has Oregonians’ heads spinning

  • City slaps back at property-rights measure

    In response to Oregon’s recently passed Measure 37, Bend, Ore., adopts a rule that allows people to sue their neighbors if nearby development reduces property values

  • Feds oppose state's effort to empowerlandowners

    Wyoming’s new "split-estate" law, designed to give private landowners more control over energy development on their property, hits a big obstacle – the Bush administration

  • Growth unfettered

    Arizonans are grappling with the consequences of Proposition 207, an anti-takings measure passed last fall.

  • How to deal with oil and gas development

    The Oil and Gas Accountability Project has created Oil and Gas at Your Door, a guidebook and Web site for Western landowners confronted by energy development

  • How we lost our ranch to gas drilling

    A rancher recounts how oil drilling destroyed her rural lifestyle and forced her and her husband to sell their western Colorado ranch

  • In Oregon, a lesson learned the hard way

    Oregon’s famed land-use laws take a stake to the heart, thanks to voter ire and planners' failure to explain the benefits of a system that has kept strip-malls and sprawl to a minimum

  • One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out -- or does it?

    One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out -- or does it?

    Wayne Hage's 20-year court battle over ranching on public lands comes to a close, but his son continues to tussle with the feds.

  • Property-rights measure overturned

    Oregon’s controversial Measure 37, which de-clawed the state’s famous land-use regulations, has been ruled unconstitutional by a Marion County judge.

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