[CT Birds] Fw: Re: Super 7 resurrection

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Mon Oct 5 06:28:57 EDT 2009

>From State Representative Toni Boucher re: "Super 7" meeting on October 22.
Please, attend and/or send a letter if you oppose this project.  Let's not see a repeat of
what happened with Rentschler Field.  It is vital that our voices be heard to save very 
critical habitat for the birds and other wildlife we so enjoy - it's the least we can do and 
we owe it to them!

Meredith Sampson
Old Greenwich

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From: toniboucher at aol.com
To: wingsct at juno.com
Subject: Re: Super 7 resurrection
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 16:53:40 -0400

For those that can not attend, send me an email letter addressed to SWRPA, MPO with your position and we will print it off and bring it to the meeting.Toni Boucher

-----Original Message-----
From: toniboucher at aol.com
To: wingsct at juno.com
Sent: Fri, Oct 2, 2009 11:38 pm
Subject: Re: Super 7 resurrection

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 Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 8:00 A.M.Norwalk Transit District275 Wilson Avenue • Norwalk, CTDuring 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--&n bsp; 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 c reate 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 ra ils and trails!!
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