NC will use eminent domain to buy and destroy 27 homes, five businesses, and will move a Baptist church to clear a path for a Vietnamese EV startup, VinFast.
Using eminent domain for bike paths.
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.
Using eminent domain to bludgeon farmers into submission is not the tactic of a responsible corporate citizen, but that of a bully.
Along the Jersey shore, homeowners are willing to spend their own money to protect their homes from whatever Mother Nature serves up, and they are right to stand up to bullies in Trenton.