The Department on Conservation and Recreation’s destruction plans for Memorial Drive are posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
These are the 2009 plans when they went for Obama Great Recession moneys. The corrupt wall of silence combined with the lies from the Charles River “Conservancy” has been deafening during this latest outrage.
The bill number is the prior edition. The current one I have for the House is H4009. I do not have the Senate number.
2. Contacts: Protect against destruction.
WBZ radio reports that the State Senate passed the environmental bond bill yesterday, and that it needs to go back to the House of Representatives to correct differences.
The Cambridge Machine with its fraudulent neighborhood association has been fighting for the destruction of hundreds of trees and animal habitat on Memorial Drive through the cynical company union con of telling responsible people to look at everything else.
The House version appears to be H4009, §2C, 2890-7020, with $32 million for the destruction. This is an increase from $24 million originally sneaked in.
The language in H4009 §2C, 2890-7020 is:
$32,000,000 shall be expended to complete the planning, design and
812 construction of Phase II of the Historic Parkways Initiative along the section of the Memorial
813 Drive between the Longfellow Bridge and the Boston University Bridge, also known as the BU
814 Bridge, in the city of Cambridge, to construct and make improvements to pedestrian pathways,
815 bike and paths, and to make betterments to landscaping;
2. Contacts: Protect against destruction.
Of great value in opposing the outrages on the Charles River would be communications to state officials as follows:
Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/.
All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html.
The list of legislators’ emails is set up so that you can copy and paste them into addresses on your email, either original addressees or, better, blind copies. Please do not miss the addendum at the beginning in which I list the local State Representative who was recently elected.
I have repeatedly reported on the outrages being inflicted on the Charles River and the Cambridge Common.
I included in the letter to the Cambridge City Council objecting to its imminent outrages on the Cambridge Common my objections to House Bill H4009 initiated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. This will destroy hundreds of trees between the BU Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge, and ALL such destruction is coordinated with the City of Cambridge. Passage could be imminent.
I summarized many other ongoing and recently accomplished environmental outrages for the City Council of the City of Cambridge has filthy hands.
Another imminent target of destruction is the excellent common just north of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, USA.
If you would like to be recorded opposing to these outrages, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. That will get your email to Donna Lopez, the City Clerk. As part of your email, ask that your email be forwarded to the Cambridge City Council and included in their Communications for the next meeting.
Support of my letter opposing the destruction on the Cambridge Common and the destruction in H4009 concerning multiple destruction of trees and animals on the Charles River would be helpful.
The key with the Cambridge City Council is that their weakness is a very distressing and continued lie that they are pro-environment.
One of the major purposes of the fake company union groups is to perpetuate this lie.
It is a very major weakness, but the lack of response to complaint concerning their destruction on the Cambridge Common is not encouraging.
There are four out of nine newcomers. One might be subject to persuasion. The balance could be possibly be embarrassed into decency. I have major zoning victories as an environmental technique in Cambridge. It was common to get approvals from the “conservatives.” The “liberals” were then embarrassed into compliance with their claimed positions.
The current situation on the Cambridge Common gives good reason to question whether any of the newcomers have environmental decency.
Of major importance with legislators is a widespread contempt for the Department of Conservation and Recreation and its destructiveness. Cambridge, MA, is a distinctive entity which is in sync with the problems that the DCR embodies.