Re: NANFA-L-- Help! Redside Dace Recovery in Ontario

Robert Carillio (
Mon, 7 Aug 2006 11:39:30 -0700

The indoctrination of political boundaries and "property rights" into the
mindset makes conservation a nightmare. I have argued this for years

What Matt comments on makes come to mind the old stream issue: One guy wants
to do what he wants on his property, which for example may be an activity
which could lead to severe degradation of a stream....

Meanwhile, downstream, we have someone who has their property damaged from
the guy upstream... Upstream "Rights" are protected, but what about the
guy's rights downstream? (essentially, we all live "downstream")

I always thought this was more of a responsibility issue that people mistake
for "rights" The bottom line here... the environment always gets the short
end of the stick.

Ohio's "home-rule" laws need severe updating, and not just by boards or task
forces consisting of the development community.

Rob C.
Mahoning River drainage,
Ohio - N.A.
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