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SG-W:/ Fwd: Sierra Club Action Daily, Vol. II, #188
- Subject: SG-W:/ Fwd: Sierra Club Action Daily, Vol. II, #188
- From: Steve Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 14 Mar 00 12:27:46 -0500
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Date: 03/14 2:16 PM
Received: 03/14 12:06 PM
STOP PRO-SPRAWL BILL
Tired of endless sprawl and congestion ? You can help stop the pro-sprawl
Please urge your U.S. Representative to vote MARCH 16 AGAINST H.R. 2372,
Private Property Rights Implementation Act."
This legislation would make it more difficult for communities to shape
own futures. The bill would tie up zoning and smart-growth programs in
The bill was originally drafted by developers to permit them to bypass
zoning procedures and state courts. It would allow developers to claim
local land use decisions amount to "takings" of private property -- and
the developers could take their gripes directly to federal courts!
Big developers would use the threat of premature, costly federal
as a club to coerce local communities into approving projects that will
nearby homeowners and the environment.
The bill would undermine hundreds of popular local initiatives that
everyone by limiting and controlling growth, without "taking" any
rights. For example, state courts have rejected "takings" challenges to
smart growth limit and to controls on mining, factories, liquor stores
other harmful activities in residential neighborhoods.
The House will vote on H.R. 2372 this Thursday, March 16.
Please CALL your Representative ASAP: (Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121)
leave your name, address and a brief message urging him to OPPOSE H.R.
"The Private Property Rights Implementation Act."
Your calls and letters to Congress make a difference.
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