News Flash: Environmentalists suddenly concerned about property rights and the use of government force
Published August 29, 2013
by Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation, The Locker Room, August 28, 2013.
From a news story in today’s Raleigh News and Observer regarding a provision in North Carolina law that may allow fracking to be carried out under people’s property without their consent.
“That’s just unfair,” said Therese Vick, a community organizer for the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. “They’re taking control of your property – your neighbors, the government and a commercial interest…”
All I can say is welcome aboard. We at the Locke Foundation look forward to joining hands with you to support those who wish to cut down whatever tree they wish on their property regardless of what kind of bird is nesting in it, build whatever size house they want on whatever size property they happen to own, fill in whatever wet spots happen to exist on their land, and put in their light sockets whatever kind of light bulb they wish to use. We love having more allies in the fight for private property rights and individual liberty.