Martha Boneta was cited last year by Fauquier County for selling farm products and having a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls. Last week Fauquier County considered a revised farms sales ordinance with spirited debate about whether it is too little to protect small family farmers such as Martha. Continue reading
Energy & Environment
“Trumping” a golf course over PEC-adillos in northern Virginia and property rights of Virginia citizens?
In its latest effort to restrict land use in rural areas of the Old Dominion, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has unleashed a concerted PR campaign aimed at blocking development of the proposed Trump National Golf Club in Albemarle County, Virginia, near Charlottesville. Continue reading
Witnesses Describe Effects of Regulatory Actions on Jobs, Local Economies, and Consumers
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing on “EPA’s Regulatory Threat to Affordable, Reliable Energy: The Perspective of Coal Communities.” Continue reading
Long and growing is the list of property rights abuses by federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Even at the state level, wetlands and other laws are being used to invade and destroy private property rights.
Last term, the United States Supreme Court in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District brushed back the government on its bullying treatment of private property owners, but the case was remanded for further litigation. Continue reading