Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Trees targeted by environmental destroyers receiving state ENVIRONMENTAL license place money.

I have done enough detail on the reprehensible City of Cambridge and its friends in the state bureaucracy.

I have done enough detail on the fake groups they work through, including the FALSELY named Charles River Conservancy.

Here are photos taken on March 29, 2011, of a healthy, excellent grove of APPROXIMATELY 105 trees on Memorial Drive of which APPROXIMATELY 83 HEALTHY trees are slated for destruction for a bizarre highway project. This bizarre project which fits in the same level of lack of quality as the bizarre projects at Magazine Beach, bizarre, needless animal abuse in the BU Bridge project, and the destruction of pretty much all ground vegetation between the BU Bridge and the BU Boathouse, rather clearly by this fake environmental group.

These trees are but a portion of the needless destruction being fought for by this fake environmental group. The majority of trees not shown are much larger.

The fake environmental group, the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” claims it is getting moneys from the sale of ENVIRONMENTAL license plates, as just reported.

The hypocrites in Cambridge have a solution. They are fighting invasives. They do not want to know about the outrages on the Charles River, Alewife and Fresh Pond. They are fighting invasives, and will brag that they are holier than thou.

Governor Patrick may have stood in against the lies from the bureaucrats. The bureaucrats, this time, lied that they were destroying nothing but sick trees. The sick trees were destroyed years ago. The bureaucrats were seeking Obama money for the destruction. Patrick apparently stood up to the lying destroyers and said no.

It appears that the hypocrites from Cambridge are seeking money from the legislature for this bizarre destruction.

And the fake environmental group running which is the most visible supporter of this irresponsible and needless destruction claims to be getting money from environmental license plates.

This is a partial printing. All my photos from March 29 will be printed on the Charles River White Geese facebook page.

Contact information is on the “what you can do” button. Please remember, however, that pretty much all incumbent Cambridge pols should be considered beneath respect.

Mass. License plate subsidy goes to environmental destroyer.

The fake group problem in Cambridge exists in spades on the Charles River and now it is getting money which people are paying to the state to protect our environment.

The falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” has announced in its July 2011 newsletter that it is getting money from the Massachusetts Environment Trust. Quoting from its newsletter, “The Massachusetts Environmental Trust is funded through the purchase of specialty "Preserve the Trust" license plates.”

This group has run around since 2003 poisoning the eggs of as much waterfowl on the Charles River as it can get away with. It is actively fighting for the destruction of hundreds of healthy trees on the Charles River.

It conducted a “swim in” to support the bizarre environmental destruction and heartless animal abuse at Magazine Beach. Very prominent at Magazine Beach is a newly installed wall of introduced bushes blocking access between the Charles River and Magazine Beach, and blocking the swimming which it lied was being improved at Magazine Beach.

The Magazine Beach project supported by this group destroyed seven acres of grass which had survived for the better part of a century naturally. The responsible grass was replaced with sickly stuff that needs poisons to survive.

The Charles River Conservancy aggressively supports heartless animal abuse.

I have seen the Boston Conservation Commission expressing shock upon learning about this group’s wanton destructive of native vegetation protecting migrating waterfowl on the Boston side of the Charles. This group is the obvious culprit in the destruction of pretty much all ground vegetation between the BU Bridge and the BU Boathouse destroying the world of the Charles River White Geese.

The Charles River "Conservancy" cheerleads, as far as I know, pretty much every irresponsible environmental destructive project pushed by Cambridge and the state bureaucrats on the Charles River. It is the most visible pusher of an irresponsible highway to destroy parts of the Charles, its banks, its animal habitat and a very large number of trees.

Any money from the sale of environmental licence plates are going to this reprehensible group?


THE LITTLE BRIDGE THAT COULD — Response to Globe Editorial

By Archie Mazmanian

The Boston Globe’s lead editorial on Monday, July 11, 2011, available here: titled “MBTA should run trains from Worcester to North Station,” which includes an inset depicting the Charles River and the Grand Junction Railroad line in Cambridge, might be considered by some as a grown-up version of a children’s story involving a “little engine,” Perhaps the Grand Junction Rail Line (GJRL) trestle under the Boston University Bridge should be now known as “The Little Bridge That Could.” While the editorial focuses only on adding a few commuter trains to the currently very limited use of the GJRL, it recognizes ambitious plans over the years which have “planners daydreaming of bike paths and streetcars.” Viewers at this Blog are familiar with the Urban Ring project’s Charles River crossing proposed for bus rapid transit articulated with 60-foot BRT buses either over or under the BU Bridge, a long-studied project which remains on hold for many reasons, including the financial condition of the Commonwealth.

The Boston Globe’s proposal may be comparable to the camel getting its nose under the tent (or in this case wet at the Charles River), although it recognizes that “[m]any Cantabrigians are wary and have rightly insisted that the MBTA ensure any additional trains don’t cause endless traffic tie-ups.” There have been tie-ups in the past, even with the limited use of the GJRL in Cambridge, but the timing of such use can avoid rush hour commuter traffic. Unfortunately, the proposed commuter trains from Framingham/Worcester would be coming and returning at times of heavy commuter traffic on Cambridge’s roads in the area of the GJRL.

Although the Globe says the addition of the commuter trains should not be costly, it does not address how many persons would benefit in comparison to how many persons would be impacted by resulting traffic tie-ups somewhat less than endless. Surely a cost/benefit study is required.

The editorial does not address potential environmental issues; nor does it address the plight of the Charles River White Geese (CRWG). Perhaps the Globe is not aware of their plight. To its credit, the Globe via columnist Derrick Z. Jackson recognizes the environmental importance to the Charles River of the reintroduction of shad. But maybe the Globe should also honk out for the CRWG, whose environs would be further diminished by the Globe’s editorial proposal.

And keep in mind that the anticipated development of Harvard’s extensive Allston real estate holdings will require significant and costly transportation infrastructure, including for public transit, which might severely test “The Little Bridge That Could’ and the GJRL through Cambridge.