Monday, August 13, 2007

Environmental justice and SEWRPC

The Environmental Justice Task Force that SEWRPC was (slowly and reluctantly) forced to form started work last week.

SEWRPC gave a PowerPoint presentation that could put a dead man to sleep. Then the ACLU's Karyn Rotker spoke, and people paid attention. A summary and video (broken into three bite-sized pieces can be found here).

SEWRPC, an unelected body heavily skewed toward suburban interests, makes influential recommendations regarding land use and transportation planning and now is involved in a water supply study that undoubtedly will make recommendations favorable to suburban water vampires like Waukesha.

Sprawl, anybody?

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