Another Federal Assault on Property Rights: The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Act
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ronald D. Utt
Keywords: Smart growth; exclusionary zoning; historic preservation; Civil War battlefields
Coverage: United States
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Act (H.R. 319, S. 289), which would threaten the rights of property owners while largely benefiting well-to-do estate owners by facilitating exclusionary policies; in contrast, a voluntary compact among the affected states and communities to cooperate on protecting historic sites would require minimal federal involvement and no federal funding.