Breaking News: An investigation by the Massachusetts Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the sand and gravel industry is underway according to sources inside Carver Town
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Carver: Ten Residents Group sues over illegal sand and gravel mining by A.D. Makepeace under the ruse of “cranberry agriculture”
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.
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
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
Carver: Still asking for answers on PineGate’s toxic arsenic poles for “dual use” solar on cranberry bogs
On Jan. 11, 2023, Superior Court Judge O’Shea ruled against a citizen case brought to enforce the wetlands bylaw and protect our water PineGate’s $32
Instead of smart growth and conservation as promised in 2008, Makepeace is doing industrial sand mining and large solar Our state “Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act”