Bad News, Anderson Bridge — They killed four today — and the hundreds on Memorial Drive?
2. Contacts, Miscellaneous.
Mishka Reports [editor's wording]:
Today, Governor Patrick’s people killed four of the six trees Patrick and his people had threatened to kill as part of his bizarre plans for environmental destruction on and next to Memorial Drive in Cambridge.
These are part of mass destruction of an excellent grove for which Patrick’s people provided three belligerently bizarre “explanations.”
The rest of this excellent grove is being moved to beautify Boston. Other trees will be destroyed later.
Patrick and his people clearly fit with the Cambridge Machine and the destructive woman from the Charles River “Conservancy” who is the biggest cheerleader for destruction of trees on Memorial Drive.
Still possibly pending is Governor Patrick’s seeking of $24 million in funding to destroy hundreds of trees on Memorial Drive between the Anderson and BU Bridges.
The flat out lie there is “underpasses” under the next three bridges which the Massachusetts Department of Transportation does not want. Patrick sought $4 million in bond authorization for the “underpasses” and $24 million for the associated “paths,” the lie being that the associated “paths” destroy HUNDREDS of excellent trees.
The next step in destruction was fought for by the corrupt practices of the Cambridge Machine as they lie that they are loving Magazine Beach.
One thing is certain, however, with Patrick destroying the environment, he is certain to get the endorsement of the Cambridge Machine and of its controlled Boston Sierra Club.
They will loudly and falsely proclaim him “holier than thou.”
2. Contacts, Miscellaneous.
Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/.
State environmental people, DES Hotline: ESF.Hotline@state.ma.us.
MassDOT Accelerated Bridges Program: 857-368-8904 or Stephanie.Boundy@state.ma.us
All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html.
Cambridge, MA, USA city councilors: Council@cambridgema.gov.
For people listening to Boston Sierra Club endorsements of environmentally destructive members of the Cambridge City Council, you should be aware that
(1) using the world’s definition of “environmentalism,” there are no environmentally responsible members of the Cambridge City Council, and
(2) there are Cambridge Machine activists very visible and apparently very active in the Boston Sierra Club.
If you are talking to a person associated with the Boston Sierra Club, do a credibility check. Ask if they are familiar with the “Urban Ring” rapid transit proposal. This is a subway proposal designed to link the existing subway spokes. I have been working on it since 1985. Cambridge raised the project in a comment to an environmental Impact Statement in the last month or so.
If the Boston Sierra Club “expert” answers “yes,” that he / she is familiar with the Urban Ring rapid transit proposal, ask how many rail options there are. If the answer is “one,” you are getting the flat out lie put out by the City of Cambridge.
Cambridge’s flat out lie is that, of the TWO rail options, the only one that exists is the environmentally destructive streetcar option which the City of Cambridge supports. This option would be highly destructive to the environment near the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese.
The reality is that THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS SUBSIDIZED THE OTHER OPTION, the responsible Orange Line / heavy rail option, the Kenmore crossing. The state legislature has subsidized the expansion of Yawkey Station as part of the massive Fenway Park area project which has gotten recent press.
Cambridge’s nonsensical proposal would move Yawkey Station three blocks. The Cambridge proposal would not work without moving Yawkey Station. The Kenmore Crossing uses the now subsidized and being expanded Yawkey Station as part of a brilliant megastation.
You should immediately respond to such nonsense from a Sierra Club “expert” by having nothing more to do with this person. Whether the person is stupid or venal is irrelevant, the person has no credibility and is not worthy of your time.
It is frequently difficult to pin these irresponsible people down in general. The deviant behavior in my test is extreme. They are pious in their demands that, if you are politically correct and pro environment, you have to rubber stamp them. Please do not waste your time arguing about destruction they can try to wiggle around.
Turn your back on them and walk away fast.