Virginia Fails To Control Sprawl, Protect History

A report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation accuses the fast-growing state of Virginia for failing to control sprawl and protect historic sites. State officials say the report is based on inaccurate information.

August 29, 2001, 11:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"One of the country's leading historic preservation groups slammed Virginia yesterday for failing to control sprawl and for allowing historic sites to be trampled by road construction and other development...State officials responded angrily to the report, saying it is based on inaccurate information gathered by fringe environmental interest groups and packaged under the National Trust moniker to give it legitimacy."

Thanks to Stu Baker

Wednesday, August 29, 2001 in The Washington Post


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