Visit us on April 22, 2023 from 10 to 3 at the annual Herring Festival in Plymouth! We are collaborating with Indigenous Resources Collaborative and
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.
Plympton: SLT withdraws permit application; appears SLT still violating Plympton Sept. 28, 2022 Cease & Desist Order by mining
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?
February 22, 2023: CLWC files request for enforcement of Zoning Bylaw.
Bill filed in Massachusetts legislature to update state zoning law to eliminate special zoning protection for large solar and battery storage; puts solar on same footing as other industrial and commercial uses.
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.
Why is are Plymouth Town officials, the Planning Board, ZBA and Planning Department going along with Scott Spencer’s earth removal scam on Route 3? Who is benefitting from this? Not the Town and not our drinking water or environment.
Carver-Plymouth: Weston Franklin Marsh – Ryco Excavating mining operation continues under the ruse of cranberry agriculture
Craig & Gary Weston, part of the cranberry “Cosa Nostra” of Carver as they call themselves, are doing a massive strip mine under the false pretense of agriculture. In Jan. 2023, the Plymouth Planning Board joined the Plymouth ZBA in complicity in this exploitation of legal loopholes and solar subsidies. The Planning Board approved “floating solar” for the illegally created reservoir.
Wareham: 0 Route 25 Proposed Solar Site Threatens Pine Barrens Forest, Drinking Water and Way of Life
Wareham Planning Board asks tough questions of solar developer looking to clear cut 21 acres of forest and cover over a strip mine for a large ground mounted solar project. This has all the components of Solar Gone Wrong.