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The Oklahoma State Senate voted to recall a bill that would have further facilitated plans for the NAFTA Superhighway to run through the state. There were fears that parts of Bill 1507, which dealt with Foreign Trade Zones, were tied to the superhighway which is to extend from Mexico to Canada. There were also concerns that this would lead to private property seizures through eminent domain. This is already taking place in parts of rural Texas with the construction of the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), which is to be the first leg of this superhighway infrastructure.
Texas Corridor detour: Officials nix land grab
Toll plan tossed: 'Any area that is not along an existing highway will not be considered'
Opponents of a plan to build a Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) road and rail system from Mexico to Oklahoma received welcome news this week, as Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announced their strategy would no longer include building new highway routes southwest of Houston, a plan that would have annexed huge tracts of private land.
The $184 billion TTC project originally called for a 4,000-mile network of transportation corridors, 1,200 feet wide, to be built across Texas. The plan would have taken about a half million agricultural acres out of private hands, leading to a maelstrom of objections from Texas landowners.
But now TxDOT executive Director Amadeo Saenz says plans have changed. In a conference call with reporters he said TxDOT "had narrowed the study area for TTC I-69" and that the department "is going to be considering only existing highway" routes, and "any area that is not along an existing highway will not be considered."
Originally posted by Maxmars
Amazing that individual State sovereignty is the key to holding our nation together, oxymoronic no?
Originally posted by HaTaX
Something I'd like to know....... Anyone who's land is affected by this corridor, do any of them hold the land patent on their property? If not, I'd be seeking that immediately...
Originally posted by biggie smalls
I wonder if the feds will come in and claim seniority in this case and go ahead with their plans anyway.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
I believe that was a referring to a patented homestead filed prior to mid-1880's. I don't recall the exact year at the moment. Originally all rights including mineral rights and underground rights were part of the package.
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by Maxmars
You ever hear the old saying "When you point the finger at one person, there are 3 fingers pointing back at yourself?" You can sit and blame the Republican party for NAFTA and this superhighway all you like, but the reality is it's a bipartisan pile of bullcrap that was largely shoveled onto the American people when Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law and then later when he push the TEA bill through law complete with it's high priority corridors that would later become known to us as the NFTA super highways. The members of Congress and the Senate were pretty equally divided over the issue, and that division wasn't along party lines at all. Members of both parties were opposed to it and members of both parties saw dollar signs in their personal accounts and were in favor of the plan.