Saturday, August 25, 2007

Report on Alpine Rose Hearing

The Pocono Record of 23 August 2007 has an article by Howard Frank that details the hearing held by Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on the permit to allow the Alpine Rose track construction next to the Appalachian Trail. It is titled "Alpine Rose stormwater plan met with dissent."

The report summarizes lots of diffrent evidence and arguments against the permit. Despite the emotion displayed "the hearing's outcome will probably hinge on the science." To my eyes, the science says that the track should NOT be allowed.
"The next step in the application process will be a review of the testimony and additional documents the DEP has received, followed by a decision on the permit, according to Mark Carmon, community relations coordinator for the DEP, who ran the hearing.

"Carmon would not give a time frame for that process."
It almost seems like the winner will be the side that waits it out the longest.

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