[CT Birds] Fw: Re: Super 7 resurrection

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Sat Oct 3 07:48:00 EDT 2009


Subject: Fw: Re: Super 7 resurrection
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:30:38 GMT

Just when we thought the "Super 7" proposal was dead and buried, it's being resurrected, yet again.
Please read the message below, and do what you can to prevent it from becoming a reality.  Otherwise, 
special places like Allen's Meadow and others in the path of this proposed insane, useless destruction 
will be lost forever.

Thank you all,
Meredith Sampson
Old Greenwich

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: toniboucher at aol.com
To: wingsct at juno.com
Subject: Re: Super 7 resurrection
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 23:38:04 -0400

South Western Regional Planning Agency Municipal Planning Organization Meeting You Are Invited To Join Fairfield County Residents & Elected Officials To Speak Out Against Building Super 7<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 8:00 A.M.Norwalk Transit District<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />275 Wilson Avenue • Norwalk, CT< /FONT>During the 2009 Legislative Session, Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) worked withlegislators and area municipal elected officials to remove language from a state statutethat restricted DOT land for the exclusive use of a massive Super 7 interstatehighway through the wetlands of the towns of Wilton, Redding and Ridgefield. Express your opposition to an effort by the South Western RegionalPlanning Agency Municipal Planning Organization to pass a resolution againstthis approved legislation. This move by SWRPA is aimed at bringing thelong-dead and long-opposed Super 7 Highway issue back to life!Make your voice heard and your views known at this SWRPA Meeting! You will have the opportunity to speak during this public meeting from 8 to8:30 A.M. only. Your opinion counts! Your presence at this=2 0meeting is vital!For more information, please contact Senator Toni Boucher (R-26)1-800-842-1421 • Toni.Boucher at cga.ct.gov Directions to Norwalk Transit District, 275 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk:(From Route 7 Southbound)1) Take the South Norwalk/Maritime Aquarium exit (center lane) on the Route 7 connectorroad in Norwalk. 2) At end of ramp, turn right onto West Avenue. 3) At the third light, bearright onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 4) Follow Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for 1.8 milesto the junction of Route 136 (seventh traffic light). 5) Turn left onto Route 136, which is alsocalled Wilson Avenue. 6) Norwalk Transit will be ahead 0.4 mile ahead on the left.   Some talking points--  Super 7 would be in the path of one of the largest wetlands in CT and in the path of CT only National Park which was not there 20 years ago.It can not get environmental permits or  a federally mandated Environmental Impact Statement all CT environmental groups opposeState does not own 40% of land that it would needwould cost billions and billions even if it could  get a permitLocal and town opposition would20keep it in the courts for decades. It was taken to the  courts before and Courts killed the idea- residents wonNOT smart growth-it would move people farther from work and create new congestion  and create pollutionFederal grade for roads require it to be 100 feet in the air flyovers and cloverleaf'sGovernor, towns affected, DOT and DEP all oppose-can not be built in this locationRare species in the wetlands, scientist against.Local opposition stronger than ever after 50 years--  all parties Republican and democrats against in towns affected Town leaders will take this to court will all the resources they haveTowns have widened current Route 7 and plan more widening- already invested greatlyHousatonic Valley Elected Officials (HVCEO) organization of 15 towns all oppose itNeed to focus scarce resources and trains and rails and trails!!
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