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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ted Pile
Officials from two Southwestern Virginia counties say a project vital to the area's economic development has been held up for years because of a dispute with federal regulators over what is an airport and what is a coal mine.
"If this [Grundy airport] project were allowed to go forward when it was first proposed, it would have essentially meant zero cost to taxpayers for a fully prepared airport site," said Mr. Pile. "Now, because the coal markets have gotten worse, the economics no longer work. It's a missed opportunity."
Ted Pile, spokesman for Alpha, said the company would have lowered the mountain beneath the airport's existing site, creating enough flat land to extend the 2,200-foot runway to 5,700 feet.