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E-M:/ Congress Attacks Local Zoning

Enviro-Mich message from Patty Cantrell <patty@mlui.org>

Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 15:48:30 -0500

National Association of Towns Townships (NATaT's)
Legislative Alert!


The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution approved H.R. 2372, 
legislation that would threaten the historic rights of local governments to 
control local land use and zoning decisions.   This bill would allow 
corporations and developers to burden localities with costly federal 
litigation if local governments do not approve the company's or developer's 
plan for the use of a parcel of land.  The bill is expected to move quickly 
through the full House Judiciary Committee, so it is important to act now!

Contact your federal House representative today and urge them not to 
co-sponsor this threatening legislation. To find out who your federal 
representative is and how to contact them go to:  http//:www.house.gov  and 
scroll down to the bottom left side of the page.

To find out more about H.R. 2372 visit NATaT's  website at 

Questions? Please contact jbalsam@sso.org  or call (202)624-3551

Patty Cantrell
Public Trust Alliance Project Manager
P.O. Box 228, 845 Michigan Ave.
Benzonia, MI 49616
tel: 231-882-4723 ext. 18
fax: 231-882-7350 
e-mail: patty@mlui.org

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