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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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October 18, 2006

Design Perspectives: If I-933 passes, expect chaos and a flood of lawsuits

  • The initiative, like many similar ones that have passed in this country, will mean rural land owners can sue for lost profits on land value.
    Special to the Journal

    The Marlboro Man rides among the hills and prairies on the right side of our state, tending his grazing cattle. The cattle dot the ravines, drifting peacefully from green crevice to dry creek, under his steady gaze and dangling cigarette.

    But behind the tough exterior, he's afraid. He's afraid that some scientist supported by his taxes has already declared his dry streambed to be precious salmon habitat. A swarm of bureaucrats might descend at any moment, with tape measures and thick binders, talking about endangered species.

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