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.
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.
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
Halifax: Morse Brothers Cranberry & Ryco Excavating mining operation continues under the ruse of agriculture, obtains Mass. Dept. Agriculture/USDA subsidies for “bog renovation”
December 29, 2023: Halifax Board of Selectmen issues cease and desist Hearing January 10, 2023: residents explain violations, threat to drinking water wells, Monponsett Pond
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