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.
Unregulated sand and gravel mining is ravaging Southeastern Massachusetts and ruining the lives of people living next to these mines. One of the worst offenders is SLT Corporation and its destructive mining operation in Carver and Plympton. SLT applied for a new permit to expand into Plympton even though it is under a cease and desist – which it is ignoring. Why are regulators allowing this? Why did MassDOT sell this land to SLT Construction for earth removal? About 20 acres were mined while MassDOT owned it. Where did the sand go? Where did the money go? Why did MassDOT allow strip mining on public land?
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.
Carver: Jan. 25, 2023: Carver Earth Removal Committee extends Johnson Brothers Cranberry, Ryco sand and gravel mining operation to continue indefinitely despite violations, expired permits
In 2011, federal jury found Johnson violated Clean Water Act by destroying 46 acres of wetlands to allegedly build cranberry bogs Above: Jan. 25, 2023,
Carver Voters! Vote YES at Town Meeting April 11 to Protect Our Drinking Water, Unique Rural Community
Town Meeting in Carver is April 11, 2023. Citizen Petitions aim to protect drinking water, forest, and control large ground mounted industrial solar and battery storage.
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
Carver: Alex Johnson Cranberry-Maki & G. Lopes Excavating mining operation under false pretense of cranberry agriculture exposed
Jan. 25, 2023 Earth Removal Committee: public hearing on Maki-Lopes application to expand December 5, 2022: A Citizens Suit Law demand letter and notice of
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.
Mass. Historical Commission signs off despite presence of Native American use and occupation of the land in the Late Woodland Period State MEPA office rubber-stamps,