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    I liked that Derelict Landscapes focused on the value of land-ownings. I haven't quite read anything like that about MTR. But its a really really important angle that not a lot of people are considering.

    But, it could be very valuable politically as far as stopping MTR. I mean, obviously its a mountain being blown up, but some people will only react when they think its gonna hit their wallet or increase their taxes!

    "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." Abe Lincoln

    by faithfull on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 09:40:17 AM PDT

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    •  When post-mined lands ... (1+ / 0-)
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      are assessed as real estate, the value is diminished so that the overall economic health of a county's tax base is eroded.  That was the message behind the DL presentation. But the county continues to allow it to happen for short term gain (via severance taxes and payroll).

      Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. - A.J. Liebling

      by va dare on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 11:18:40 AM PDT

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      •  Don't Worry about the Multiple Posts (2+ / 0-)
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        I've seen probably a dozen posts just like this today - every one is repeated about 10 times. Really. There's a bug somewhere, but it's not between your fingers and your keyboard!


        GOP: Gigantic Oil Party - ITMFA! Orwell was years ahead of his time - 16, to be exact.

        by grndrush on Sun Jun 11, 2006 at 12:48:32 PM PDT

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