May 14, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Electricity, Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies, Growing Smart with Adequate Public Services, Our Campaigns
A study by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and Synapse Energy Economics shows that Wind Energy may not be as “expensive” as what is generally thought: “PJM Interconnection (the power grid Maryland and 13 other starts are a part of) could save its customers $6.9 billion if it more than doubled the amount of wind energy [...]
In a Frederick NEws Post letter to the editor the Chesapeake Bay Foundation supports the rain tax…
Members of the public are invited to comment on the feasibility and desirability of various forms of institutional oversight at federally-funded institutions that perform research involving certain pathogens or toxins.
April 8, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under 2012 Rezoning, Frederick, Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies
New development planned for the north and south sides of Executive Way, south of Frederick, between Buckeystown Pike and New Design Road. There will be 122,500 square feet of employment use and a maximum of 615 dwelling units (approx. 255 single-family and 360 multifamily) type products (apartments, two-over-twos, condos), or any variation of dwelling [...]
April 3, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Municipal Growth: addressing the hidden costs of sprawl in New Market
Voting for a different approach to planning Originally published March 31, 2013 in Frederick News Posthttp://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/opinion/display_lte.htm?storyid=148832#.UVzP3qtAS9c While the city of Frederick’s small area planning effort achieves a positive force for local residents to share community goals and hopefully incorporate those objectives into a planning process generally dominated by private interests, they are but a stepping [...]
March 19, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under 2012 Rezoning, Changes in Comprehensive Zoning 2011, Monrovia, New Market, Preserving Farms and Open Space, Roads, Schools, Share your Opinion on Policy, Smith/Cline Farm in New Market, Spread the Word!, Urbana, Water and Sewer
The Frederick County Commissioners have approved or are discussing approval of over 7000 new dwellings, in many cases without appropriate plans for schools, roads, emergency services and other key infrastructure. We believe that our public officials should follow existing laws; in a growing number of cases that is not happening.
Restoration of the American Shad in the Potomac River Mr. James Cummins, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin