Wise Use in Northern Puget Sound
Paul de Armond
Whatcom Environmental Council
P.O. Box 5451
Bellingham, WA 98227-5451
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Table of Contents
1987 - 1989
Wise Use begins building a
network of industry funded lobbying groups.
1990 - 1991
Wise Use in Western Washington
aligns itself with the real estate and development industry. The passage of the
Washington Growth Management Act opens up a powerful source of political money.
Wise Use builds its political network of
county-level property rights groups.
WiseUse begins to collect on its
The judicial nemesis. The Wise Use
drift towards extremism accelerates.
The Growth Management Act and "takings"
Wise Use, property rights and
the county secession movement
Abusing public process as an
Right-wing legal foundations
Keystone PAC and independent
Wise Use and political
Chronological list of sources