Property Rights Coalition Blasts US Blueways Initiative

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- A group of property rights activists and state representatives from Arkansas and Missouri on Monday asked the House Natural Resources Committee to support legislation protecting states' and property owners' rights against federal conservation projects like the National Blueways Program.

The U.S. Department of the Interior unconstitutionally overstepped its bounds when it admitted the White River, which flows more than 700 miles through Arkansas and Missouri, into the Blueways program without consulting local officials or residents whose property would be affected by the conservation project, the panelists...
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