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Realtor Associations Failing to Fight for Property Rights

Shenandoah Homestead
Photo by Woody Hibbard/flickr

By Shannon Harrington, Queen City Concepts

I’m bummed. Really disappointed. Been thinking about this for a while, and I guess it’s just time to put it out there.

I believe that our REALTOR® Associations are coming up short, in particular the Virginia Association of REALTORS®.

How so?

In particular, relating with the idea of failing to fight for private property rights. In particular, relating to Dominion’s proposal to lay a pipeline through Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, through some of its most beautiful and well-preserved natural regions – the private property of your fellow Americans. Perhaps private property belonging to you. Continue reading Realtor Associations Failing to Fight for Property Rights

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Dominion Builds Dangerous Gas Facility in Cove Point Neighborhood

By Margaret Flowers, We Are Cove Point

For decades, there has been a mostly dormant liquefied gas (LNG) import facility in the community of Cove Point on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. Surrounded by forest on conservation land and across the street from residential homes and neighborhoods, the huge white storage tanks are only visible from the opening at the plant’s entrance. It used to be that locals hardly gave the facility a thought. The area is known for its Calvert Cliffs, where 12-million-year-old fossils from the Miocene Era are plentiful, for its historic light house, beaches, fishing and boating, and for the usual activities of community life. Continue reading Dominion Builds Dangerous Gas Facility in Cove Point Neighborhood