Harriet Hageman has given many speeches on Regulation Without Representation, concerning the incessant flood of regulations being produced by unelected federal bureaucrats and their effect on U.S. industries. Ms. Hageman states that she is not against the federal government, but is “anti-bad, wasteful government that is taking our liberties.”
Now hear Harriet’s view of the “The New Era of Regulations“.
Harriet grew up on a ranch near Fort Laramie, Wyoming. She attended Casper College on a Livestock Judging Scholarship from 1981-1983, and received her B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1986. In 1989, she graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Her first position was as a clerk for the Honorable James E. Barrett, a Judge on the United States Appellate Court for the Tenth Judicial Circuit. She is currently licensed to practice law in the States of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado.
Harriet has worked on many water and natural resource matters, including Nebraska v. Wyoming; the “roadless litigation”; challenges to the Fish & Wildlife Service’s management and recovery of the Canadian gray wolf and other species; protection of private property from contaminated discharges; predator control; defense of Wyoming’s “open range” law; protection of grazing rights on BLM and private lands; snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park; and protection of water rights as a Wyoming attorney.
She represents several irrigation districts around the State, addressing such matters as protection of irrigated agriculture and the impact of land use changes.
Harriet’s practice in Nebraska is primarily addressed to the relationship between ground water and surface water, including analysis and implementation of the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection Act. She was one of the attorneys in Spear T Ranch, Inc., v. Knaub et al. She also works with local Natural Resource Districts to deal with the impacts of the Endangered Species Act and the Republican River Compact.
Harriet is actively involved with addressing the impact of federal and state regulations on land and water use. In 2004, in a continuing effort to inform the general public regarding that regulatory environment, she formed the Wyoming Resource Alliance, working to increase public participation at both the State and Federal regulatory level. She hopes to expand the WRA concept into a regional and national resource.
Harriet is on the Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, the Steering Committee for the Wyoming Business Alliance, and the Board of Litigation for the Mountain States Legal Foundation. Ms. Hageman was honored by Casper College as the Distinguished Alumni for 2011, and was inducted into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2011.