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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.
Category Archives: News
The stormwater runoff from suburban-urban lands degrades 13% of the 100,000 miles of waterways making up the Chesapeake Bay system. This figure could be growing by another 400 miles annually due to new development. However, all six Bay watershed states and the … Continue reading
An amazing 82% of watershed groups have engaged in at least one activity to halt pollution affecting their waterway and the Bay. More than half the time they succeeded in reducing pollution inputs. These are two of the principle findings from … Continue reading
Closed gas stations, like that pictured above, are far too common. The recent advent of “hypermarts” with a dozen or more pumps and large stores has accelerated the decline of small, independently owned gas stations. While certainly convenient, the cheap … Continue reading
Throughout the nation there are 305,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines, with thousands of more miles proposed. Those living near one of these projects can face an unimaginable threat and a great deal of frustration in achieving a reasonable solution. … Continue reading