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News From The Frontlines
Following are summaries of projects folks have recently contacted CEDS about.
Northeast, PA organizations are seeking to protect 25,000 acres of forest, which includes a nationally renown hiking trail, from gas drilling impacts.
Odenton, MD historic preservation advocates have appealed a decision by the County to approve a housing project despite significant unresolved impacts.
Smith Mountain Lake, VA residents are struggling to halt sedimentation robbing them of open water in front of their homes.
Moyock, NC residents are concerned about flooding and other impacts from a residential development project proposed for the Outer Banks.
New Haven, MI residents are threatened by a proposed municipal waste landfill.
Buckeye, AZ residents are concerned about the impact of annexation on desert mountains and farmland.
Columbia, MD: Giant Food was denied a conditional use permit to add a gasoline bar in one of their existing shopping centers in Howard County. Their proposal was defeated due to a number of pedestrian and vehicular safety issues.
Tennesseans Against Forced Annexation is seeking to change laws in their state to provide citizens with the right to protect their quality of life from the impact of poorly conceived annexations.
Highmount, NY residents are concerned about a golf course and resort proposed for a steep mountainside in the Catskills.
Author Archives: Richard Klein
If you’re tired of suffering the pains of growth with few apparent benefits, then the solution could be just one election away. To set growth management on a more responsible course I urge you to join with other citizen … Continue reading
The latest Greater Baltimore Survey report documents that a fourth of the ponds and other flood-stormwater pollution control measures in the region are failing. While the report focused on just 4% of the Chesapeake Bay watershed area, the region may … Continue reading
To learn how the safety of roads in your area compares with the rest of Maryland check out the two charts below. The first chart shows the rate for all crashes and the second gives the fatal crash rate. While safer … Continue reading
Throughout the nation watershed advocates struggle with poor Clean Water law compliance, but this may change thanks to a very successful experiment in the Baltimore portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Over a 12-month period, 70 volunteers and 40 local, … Continue reading
New shopping centers, highways, housing projects and other development is the only source of pollution which is growing in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We rely upon a number of programs to ensure that we get the benefits of this growth … Continue reading
Of all of the Chesapeake Bay’s 100,000 miles of tributaries, Bird River is arguably the most severely impacted by sediment. But a combination of government funded projects and citizen advocacy for improved clean water law enforcement may bring about recovery … Continue reading
CEDS is offering the following workshops, limited to ten people each: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Watershed Audit: The Quickest Way to Correct Multiple Pollution Sources Degrading a Waterway & Expand Your Base of Public Support, Political Clout. … Continue reading
The Old, Wrong Way Here’s the all too common scenario. Citizens learn a development project is proposed for their watershed. It looks like the project may cause harm, but there’s only two weeks before the big hearing. This leaves little time to understand the … Continue reading
Since releasing the results of the Greater Baltimore Exposed Soil = Pollution Survey last week, I’ve received a number of messages from folks who do not understand why citizen involvement is essential to achieving a high level of compliance with … Continue reading
In June and July, 2014, 105 construction sites in the Greater Baltimore region were surveyed for erosion control quality by 33 staff and volunteers from 22 local, statewide or national organizations. We found that up to 89% of disturbed, construction … Continue reading