RICHMOND, Va. — State Delegate Brenda Pogge says “politics, not sound commonsense” are driving an Eastern Shore county campaign to zone out agricultural activities.

“Downzoning always results in a loss of property rights, and we may be looking at 5,000 to 7,000 citizens losing freedoms that they already enjoy,” Pogge told

York County sued two oyster fishermen — Greg Garrett and Anthony Bavuso — in an effort to shut down their small, home-based operations.