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New Land Grab

August 4, 2004
In the name of "Growth Control:" "The most controversial proposal and the one many rural property owners consider an illegal "taking" of their land would require that native vegetation be preserved on 65 percent of each parcel. Landowners also are upset by provisions that would limit homebuilding and paving to 10 percent of the land and would increase setbacks on each side of fish-bearing streams to up to 165 feet and around wetlands to up to 300 feet." Essentially, the government owns your land now, it's just kind enough to tolerate your presence.

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