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.
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
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
The Plymouth Selectboard made a deal with Claremont Developers behind closed doors in late 2022. In exchange for a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals Claremont will gift up to $3 million to the town for a water booster pump. This is a short term, 5-year solution to the town’s water crisis, according to the Town Manager. Selectman Bletzer lobbied the ZBA for the permit, publicly. Claremont is deep in a web of questionable dealings. In addition, a lawsuit has been filed challenging the ZBA permit issued as part of the deal.
Plymouth: ZBA refuses to take action on Spencer mining operation under the ruse of subdivision road on Long Pond Road
January 17, 2023 — ZBA issues Decision in Case No. 4077, refuses to enforce the Bylaw despite credible evidence of violations – decision below. ZBA
Take action with us! Grassroots activists in Southeastern MA have ongoing standouts to raise awareness about protecting our water & communities from illegal mining & industrial solar on forests
Coming up: Sunday Oct. 23, 2022 from 10 to 2 p.m. Meet at the public library (2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver).Standout will take place at Carver
See the lease here. What’s happening with the County Woodlot? This is a public resource being destroyed by the County. Find out more and get
In 2015, Emily Clark, writing for the Old Colony Memorial, warned that America’s hometown, Plymouth, was leveled by sand and gravel removal. Today, the crisis