On March 4, 2023 farmer Fred Beddall from Northampton MA and Meg Sheehan from Save the Pine Barrens in Plymouth MA presented a wdorkshop at the annual Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions conference. See the presentation here and find out why municipalities are on the front lines of solar siting.
The long-time theme park, Edaville Railroad is proposed for a dense residential development under the state’s 40B law. The land has a checkered past. What really happened there?
Pulling back the curtain on the sand and gravel industry in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Town boards and officials complicit in the schemes – whether its “cranberry agriculture” or a “subdivision road” that requires leveling the town’s highest hill the operation on Route 44 in Carver — it is a scam. This exposes our drinking water to contamination, destroys our forests and poisons people with cancer-causing silica dust.
March 20, 2023: Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals rules no violations, claims this is not “mining” WHO’S KIDDING WHO? Since permit expired, all work must
Court rules for protection of wetlands, water quality and against Borrego Solar and AD Makepeace in lawsuit challenging 65-acre ground mounted industrial solar project on rare Pine Barrens forest
AD Makepeace blatantly abuses the process for obtaining permits under the Mass Endangered Species Act State officials look the other way, pretend Plymouth mining operations
Plymouth: ZBA ignores AD Makepeace mining operation under the false pretense of cranberry agriculture
On December 14, 2022, the Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) sided with Makepeace claiming that a 214-acre sand and gravel mine is a “agricultural
Part of vast complex of Makepeace sand mining and solar complexes throughout Wareham and Carver that have devastated biodiversity, wetlands and forests Two of 3
Carver: AD Makepeace mining operations under ruse of cranberry agriculture subject of Damage to the Environment lawsuit
Using Massachusetts’ Citizen Suit Statute, a Ten Residents Group goes to court to stop AD Makepeace from continuing to strip mine, causing damage to the environment. The Town of Carver is siding with the company against its own residents, covering up for the illegal mining.
Called for changing state subsidies to avoid loss of forests, wetlands, Indigenous sites Revised state SMART solar regulations did nothing to improve th solar siting