Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Kendale and Clarksburg environmental damage linked

A community leader has linked the Seven Locks "replacement school" project on Kendale Road with the Clarksburg scandal, saying the county has ignored the environmental implications of both.

Ginny Barnes, President of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association, writes in the Potomac Almanac that county leaders use the word "inevitability" to "justify just about anything, especially growth and really bad development projects. Like the the new Kendale School, which is too large for where it is sited with environmental implications that ought to embarrass the School Board — which fostered it. Or, Clarksburg, as the wild west, where we just had to grow larger by building a town far from any public transit and threatening the most pristine watersheds left in our county."