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 [...]
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.
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.
March 12, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies, Natural Gas, Take Action
From the Maryland League of Conservation Voters: As some of you already know, the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs committee voted narrowly 6-5 last week against the Maryland Hydraulic Fracturing and Right to Know Act of 2013. However, this is not the end of the movement.
University of Maryland PhD candidate Ed Kruse will be conducting community health surveys related to Middletown, Fort Detrick, and Walkersville. Middletown has been asked to introduce Ed Kruse to the community at a date yet to be decided.
February 12, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies, Growing Smart with Adequate Public Services, Spread the Word!
Clagett’s bill proposes to eliminate the option for citizens to challenge binding contracts between Frederick County Government and developers (DRRAs) at the Frederick County Board of Appeals. This leaves the only option for citizen’s to challenge DRRAs by taking it to the Frederick County Circuit Court. Friends of Frederick County stresses the importance of keeping [...]
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
2/7/13 Citizen concerned with over-development in Frederick County, water pollution, crowded schools, trash and tax increases
February 7, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies, Press and Media, Public Health, Roads, Schools, Share your Opinion on Policy, Solid Waste, Spread the Word!
Already in trouble Originally published February 07, 2013 in the Frederick News Post I am dismayed to see that the Maryland Department of Planning reports that our county is allowing septic systems that will have an adverse effect on the Chesapeake Bay. The objection is land consumption and water pollution. So let’s look at the [...]