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1:26 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Missouri Property Rights Advocates Laud End Of Blueways Program

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem
Credit Courtesy of Jason Smith's campaign.

Updated 3:40 p.m. Jan. 7:

Missouri opponents of the National Blueways System – a designation granted to the White River and its watershed in Missouri and Arkansas – praised its demise on Monday. Federal officials had announced the news over the weekend.

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, was among the critics who said that the riverways designation threatened property rights and could lead to “land grabs.”

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