Friday, November 9, 2007

Environmental Groups Act Against Milwaukee River Clearcut

Two environmental organizations are beginning legal action against those responsible for clear-cutting several acres of land along the Milwaukee River just north of the city limits.

Midwest Environmental Advocates filed preliminary papers in the matter on behalf of Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers.

Developers wanting to showcase a view of the river cut down trees and plantings without a permit, exposing the river and riverbank to damaging erosion, and generally trashing a site close to Estabrook Park.

It's a good thing that there are groups to take action against arrogant property owners - - who, in their own self-interested way, are little different than planners in state government, and in other communities, who want to tear up wetlands and agricultural property for wider highways, new ramps and other destructive projects.

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