Resolution to Oppose the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA) Exposed
The Resolution to Oppose the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA) was adopted by ALEC's Natural Resources Task Force at the Annual Meeting on July 28, 2000, approved by the full ALEC Board of Directors in August, 2000. ALEC has attempted to distance itself from this piece of legislation after the launch of ALECexposed.org in 2011, but it has done nothing to get it repealed in the states where it previously pushed for it to be made into law.
ALEC Resolution Text
WHEREAS, there has been a recent expansion of federal powers to acquire public lands under the Antiquities Act of 1906; and
WHEREAS, political studies have shown public discord in response to increased regulatory powers and recent events have underscored the inability of a distant central government to manage forested public lands; and
WHEREAS, through these actions of the federal government there has been an erosion of the local tax base and private property rights; and
WHEREAS, there has been inadequate provisions for local or state government review of federal plans to acquire public land; and
WHEREAS, these recent actions by the federal government violate Jeffersonian principles of limited government and individual freedom;Therefore, be it resolved that the membership of the American Legislative Exchange Council is opposed to the passage of the Conservation and Reinvestment Act by the U.S. Congress.
Adopted by the Natural Resources Task Force at the Annual Meeting, July 28, 2000.
Approved by the full ALEC Board of Directors August, 2000.