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Group challenging expired Plymouth permit for Makepeace 140 acres strip mine on Frogfoot Reservoir and Wankinko River

This is one of at least four sites where AD Makepeace used the claim of building a cranberry bog to get an earth removal permit. Why is it Makepeace and other mining operators always have to put a cranberry bog on top of the highest hill with the most sand?

In 2012, the Plymouth ZBA gave Makepeace an earth removal for 140 acres of pristine Pine Barrens habitat. Here it the permit:

In 2013, Makepeace also used this ruse with the state MEPA office to get its environmental review approved. Here is the state’s MEPA Certificate.

Massachusetts Audubon said this would result in the “loss of rare, irreplaceable habitat”. mass-aududbon-comments-to-mepa-2013

HELP US STOP THIS DESTRUCTION! Get in touch and come to the ZBA hearing on June 15, 2022 at Plymouth Town Hall, 7 p.m.

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