Pollution from the massive development at the former Fort Devens is endangering the iconic Nashua River. CLF is working to ensure that Devens follows through with its legal requirements to monitor and prevent pollution. And we are making sure that Devens lives up to its own advertising and does not miss out on the opportunity to be a true model for new development.
A developer has withdrawn his controversial proposal for partial review of a massive development on valuable farmland at one of Vermont’s most scenic and rural highway exits – Exit 4 in Randolph. The proposal sought preliminary approval for a project that encompassed more than one million square feet of development – about the size of ten big…
We recently sent this e-mail to Vermont supporters as a continuation of the work by Conservation Law Foundation, Preservation Trust of Vermont, and Vermont Natural Resources Council, to uphold Act 250 and protect important Vermont farmland…
Massive over-development of valuable farmland at a rural highway exit in Vermont just doesn’t make sense.
Valuable farmland in Vermont is under siege. A proposal is on tap to build more than 1 million square feet of hotel, conference center, industry, shops and houses on very valuable farmland at a rural highway exit.
Over the past year it has been troubling to see large new development projects planned for areas around Vermont’s highway interchanges. It was not that long ago that Vermont’s then Governor Howard Dean issued an executive order protecting our highway interchanges from sprawl development. Our public dollars created the interstates and we have a responsibility…
For decades, Vermont’s premiere land use law, Act 250, has provided important protections for Vermont’s natural resources and communities. Prescient when it was passed in 1970, it provides for development to conform to the natural resources on which we all rely, and to provide for objective, citizen oriented environmental review of major development projects. Over…
The good folks at Walk Score have been doing everyone a real service by analyzing neighborhoods on the basis of walkability.
Building a major new Boston area airport would have been a mistake – not flying off the handle was right, let’s focus on our strengths
From November 15, 2010 Boston Globe: There are reasons aerotropolis didn’t get off the ground REGARDING PETER Canellos’s recent essay about the decision not to build another major regional airport: While looking back at such decisions is a worthy exercise, Canellos draws the wrong conclusion (“Aerotropolis,’’ Ideas, Oct. 31). He argues that we would have…
On July 20, transportation agencies completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Vermont’s Circ Highway. The planned project would be an expensive new boulevard roadway outside of Burlington, Vermont. The project is a poor public investment and a subsidy for sprawl. Costing over $60 million dollars, saving only 4 minutes of travel time, limiting public transportation options, destroying irreplaceable…