Augusta County, VA Votes to Illegally Ban Fracking

It’s always breathtaking, and disturbing, when a small group of individuals decide to take away the Constitutional property rights of their fellow citizens. We always wonder, is this how it started in 1920s Germany? The Augusta County (VA) Board of Supervisors voted 6 to 1 Wednesday night to illegally take away the property rights of every citizen in the county by enacting a total ban on fracking in the county. Is there any shale in the county to frack? No idea, but we doubt it. To be fair, the first county in Virginia to become lawless in this regard was King George County, last summer (see King George County, VA Commits Fracking Suicide with Vote to Ban). Not helping matters is the confusing and inaccurate information coming from Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark Herring (see Virginia AG Says Localities Can “Regulate” & “Prohibit” Fracking). We always feel like a funeral is in order when Constitutional property rights are trampled as they have been in Augusta County…

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