Tagged: Sierra Club

Mariella Smith speaks for Sierra Club against Urban Sprawl

Citizen victory against urban sprawl

Citizens won a major battle against costly urban sprawl at a public hearing last Tuesday when County Commissioner Pat Kemp led the board to deny two proposed changes to our Comprehensive Plan. The proposals would have paved over rural areas with urban subdivisions, impacted wetlands, undermined community plans, and burdened taxpayers with the transportation costs that come with adding suburban commuters to far-flung rural areas.

La Gaceta July 17, 2015

La Gaceta trashes Go Hillsborough sales tax plan

Patrick Manteiga, editor of La Gaceta, wrote a thorough analysis & major trashing of the county’s push to raise our sales tax to pay for some transportation projects — mostly roads & road improvements, with relatively little for mass transit.

Cockroach Bay Islands

Help protect Cockroach Bay from State’s irresponsible Plan

The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is finalizing a 10-year plan that would let nuisance plants like Brazilian pepper take over the Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park, destroying habitat and food sources for the imperiled species who live there … Please help by sending an email now.

Sierra Club Endorses Pat Kemp for Florida State House District 58

Conservation Group Praises Work to Protect Florida’s Environment & Communities Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Pat Kemp for Florida State House District 58. “We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endo…