Think about it. The breakdown of the laws of the land, starting with the refusal of the government to enforce our borders against illegal immigration, may work to our advantage. We too can pick and choose.
As to that cornfield that's soon to be a mosquito-infested, poisonous snake-breeding swamp:
VDOT creating stream by U.S. 220Here's the kicker. Half of Virginia is in the Chesapeake Bay Basin, or watershed. So the people in and around Eagle Rock are going to get a new mosquito habitat, courtesy of VDOT and your Washington congressperson, so that it can destroy some wetland up in Loudoun. That's where the offset comes in.
The Associated Press
Eagle Rock -- Virginia's highway crews are at work along a busy stretch of U.S. 220 that residents for years have wanted widened to four lanes. But instead of road building, state construction workers are enhancing nature.
The Virginia Department of Transportation began working late last year to create a stream through a low-lying cornfield beside the highway and turn the area into an inviting habitat for plants, insects and wildlife.
While the $3.2 million project won't reduce the state's lengthy list of road projects, there is a payoff for VDOT: an environmental credit that the agency can cash in when it builds or widens a road over a marsh or stream.
When an acre of wetland is lost to development, a federal mandate requires that whoever is responsible must see that at least an acre is created or restored in the same water basin. (link) [my emphasis]
Think of it as being much the same thing as the prison construction program here in the state. Annandale, Alexandria, and Herndon breed criminals - and lots of 'em - and we get to warehouse them in prisons down here in Southwest Virginia.
Mosquitoes. Snakes. Criminals. It all makes for a more pleasurable living arrangement up in NoVa. Which is really what this is all about.
Welcome to Southwest Virginia. Got your Deep Woods Off and your 45 automatic?