Dec 14 2011

Senator Blunt Introduces Bill To Protect Private Property Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced the “Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement” (SHORE) Act (S.1988) today in order to protect the rights of property owners from unfair government infringement.

Under current law, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) excludes the consideration of private landownership when approving and enforcing shoreline management plans associated with hydropower project licenses. Blunt’s bill would amend the Federal Power Act to require that FERC consider private property ownership when issuing and enforcing hydropower project licenses.

“Private landownership should not be held to a different standard than land used to promote recreational resources and tourism. We have a responsibility to protect current and future property owners from needless and unfair government intrusion, and this bill is a good step in the right direction toward accomplishing that goal,” said Blunt.

The bipartisan SHORE Act is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), James Inhofe (Okla.), and Mike Enzi (Wyo.). To read more, please click here.


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