Using eminent domain for bike paths.
“Nobody wants to talk about population control…Well we can’t kill everybody…” David Terungwa, Executive Director, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation. Hundreds of youth are attending the UN panels, where panelists call for extreme population control and centralized planning. “We need to change behavior at an individual’s level. We must start acting now,” Satay Tripathi, UN Assistant Secretary General. Those were just a few of the radical comments from speakers at the United Nations’ 68th Annual Conference for Civil Societies, taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah this week. CFACT’s on-the-ground operative is attending the conference under-cover, [...]
The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a radical overhaul of its existing Rural Lands Comprehensive Plan that would trample on local property rights.
The ruling restores rights under the Fifth Amendment, opening federal courts to property owners seeking “just compensation” for the taking of their property by government.
His crime? Building a firebreak ditch and some ponds on his Montana property.
It is yet another example of property owners being dragged through the mud by agenda-driven bureaucrats with nothing else better to do than throw their weight around.
Virginia farmer Martha Boneta has reached a settlement in her $2 million lawsuit against a husband-and-wife team of realtors whom she accused of colluding with an environmental group to drive her off her land.
Efforts by county officials in the Florida Panhandle to undermine both the property rights and the First Amendment rights of owners of a beachfront home came to naught March 23 when Gov. Rick Scott signed a law reaffirming key foundations of the U.S. Constitution.
The children of a Korean War veteran and his wife are hoping to realize the dream of their late parents and build a home in the Florida Keys, thereby undoing a government “taking” of the family’s property.
Martha Boneta: "It is my hope and prayer that no American citizen ever has to suffer the way we have on our family farm.”
They didn’t expect Virginia property owners directly affected by the pipeline to show up, advocating for their rights. The property owners’ message was simple: “Pipeline yes, eminent domain no.”
Many states have right-to-farm statutes, but right-to-farm constitutional amendments are something new.
Some 500 families were relocated 80 years ago when the federal government used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Shenandoah National Park. Today, a private company is seeking to use eminent domain (despite having an alternate route) to destroy farmland and displace or negatively impact about 2,700 families. There is a better way.
South Carolina and Georgia blocked pipelines when companies sought to intrude on private land via eminent domain. Will Virginians revolt over the Dominion pipeline?
The joy of owning beachfront property has become a nightmare for a North Carolina family embroiled in a nasty dispute with a local government intent on engaging is some old-fashioned land-grabbing.