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Pipeline Brings a Property Rights Fight to Virginia: New at Reason

A property rights battle that could have wide-ranging implications is brewing in Virginia. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Eighty-three-year-old Hazel Palmer could become the Suzette Kelo of Virginia—the face of a property-rights revolution. She has a piece of land in Augusta County along the proposed route of the 600-mile, $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It has been in her family for four generations, and she does not want surveyors for the pipeline traipsing across it—especially if said surveying leads to what she fears: a staging area for drilling inside her property line.
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