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Fwd: Re: SG-W:/ NOPE and the Panda Plant

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 12:32:47 -0500
To: "Andrew I. Mutch" <amutch@waterford.lib.mi.us>
From: Cynthia Zuccaro <czucc@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: SG-W:/ NOPE and the Panda Plant

I couldn't agree more!!!
Cyndi Zuccaro

>For those who are involved in the Panda Plant fight in Dexter, I was
>curious if NOPE is making any effort to promote positive land preservation
>in their opposition to the Panda plant? I noticed that the group made a
>point of highlighting the "beauty" of the property in photos on their web
>site but we all realize that someone has to pay taxes on that "view" and
>the property won't remain undeveloped unless someone makes an effort to
>save it.
>My concern in that NOPE won't be much more than a NIMBY group that will
>focus on stopping the Panda project while doing nothing to preserve the
>property. Even worse, they might suggest residential development as the
>"preferred" alternative. I know it has to kill people like Barry, who
>work hard on land preservation, to see all this energy and money being
>spent in a reactive way but nary a peep is heard from most of these people
>when he and others are trying to preserve farmland.
>Hopefully, someone active with NOPE can highlight the group's "proactive"
>efforts for farmland preseration.
>Andrew Mutch
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