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05/11/2010

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Congratulations to CBF and the other groups...this is a great success.
As a sign of GOOD FAITH I'd like EPA to begin enforcing NOW.

We will see if MDE comes through with Mr. Chicken controlling the Eastern Shore deligation and developers giving big bucks going into campains this fall.

You hit the nail on the head, Bonnie.

The real change will come when EPA and MDE start denying permits for new suburban sprawl projects. For example, the Sprawl Highway (Cross County Connector) in Charles County, Maryland. I would like to see the state and federal agencies step up to the plate and deny the wetlands destruction permit necessary for this highway to be built. That won't take years of planning. They can do it now with the stroke of a pen.

John, you are absolutely right. Political cash is a major factor here. And there are few bigger or more influential donors than the development industry, in particular. What environmentalists need to do is counter-balance this influence with political activism and lobbying of our own.

Still out there in legal land at EPA is the Waterkepper request to take delagation away from MDE. Would have been nice if CBF could have had this included in their settlement.

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