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Roads through Bogs: a Bad Idea™

November 19, 2008

There seems to be no shortage of Gateway-like projects grinding to a halt all over the free world these days. One in particular caught our attention, and led us to conclude: “this crap wouldn’t fly in Poland.”

The Via Baltica freeway expansion in Poland’s Rospuda Valley was recently declared illegal over environmental concerns. Like the Rospuda, our own Burns Bog is listed as a threatened peatland due to planned freeway construction.

The Europeans are way ahead of us here. Let us resolve to elect politicians with the backbone to uphold something like the Burns Bog Conservation Covenant – or for that matter, enact proper endangered species legislation – and stop this freeway from destroying the last of our precious wild spaces.

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  1. April 24, 2009 3:37 am

    don’t recall seeing this the last time I checked. Very interesting. When will they ever learn.

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