Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pennsylvania Bill Aims for Trail Protection

The Pocono Record has an article titled "State bill would protect Appalachian Trail corridor, prevent projects like Alpine Rose" by Adam McNaughton in its 23 January 2008 issue. It describes the import of Pennsylvania "House Bill 1281 that would require townships to enact and enforce zoning to protect the Appalachian Trail."

It goes on to explain that
"If the bill passes the Pennsylvania Senate and is signed by Gov. Ed Rendell, municipalities through which the Appalachian Trail passes will have the "power" and the "duty" to adopt zoning ordinances to preserve the trail."
This can't stop the Alpine Motorsports race track from being built one half mile off the Appalachian Trail, and that project is only waiting for final permits from the state's Department of Environmental Protection.

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