U.S. Gov't Backs Off Plan To Seize Flight 93 Memorial Land
"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the U.S. government will not use eminent domain to seize people's land for a permanent Flight 93 memorial and instead will renew negotiations with landowners near the terrorist crash site in Somerset County." ...
"The announcement, though, doesn't take eminent domain completely off the table. The government said it still has the option to use it, but will do so only as a last resort.
Christine Williams, who along with her husband owns about 6 acres at the site, said that she believes the announcement will help the process move faster -- but that it doesn't make giving up the land any easier.
"This was to be a property that we retired to," a tearful Williams said. "We didn't want to leave, and we still don't want to leave." "
So what's the situation?...the gov't wont take the property unless they decide again to take the property....It still stinks to me. ... http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/cnn-news/19665762/detail.html
my letter to my congressman and two senators..
Dear Congressman Moran,
I am hearing in the news that the fed. gov't is considering seizing the land of the people on whose property Flight 93 crashed to place a memorial to those who died. 2200 ACRES of land!
Whereas I honor those who died in that crash as American heroes, I am left feeling uneasy about forcing the landowners to give up their land....even if paid for....for this memorial. It will taint the memorial.
And so much land! Does this memorial really require 2200 acres of land? Wont a few acres at the site be enough? And then put the memorial building in the closest town.