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Walmart is looking to build two new buildings on Rothrock Road in the Montrose shopping area, west of 1-77 and south of S.R. 18. and will subsequently vacate their existing buildings. This construction will create major increases in traffic on a low traffic road, create a probable taxpayer burden for as much as $6 million to cover the cost of new road reconstruction and leave two large existing stores empty with no assurance of replacement tenants.
Environmental and habitat consequences are severe with the development of 37 previously undeveloped acres, including the destruction of 1.58 acres of wetlands and disruption of 1,498 feet of stream.
A public meetting was held by the Ohio EPA to comment and review such comments.
Two years of failed policy by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - has left Ohio landowners without the protections afforded by the Ohio Constitutional Amendment approved by voters in 2008. Carroll Concerned Citizens and The Ohio Environmental Council, who have been fighting for landowner's water rights, will announce their intended actions with ODNR and the Ohio Inspector General at their December 4 joint press conference.
According to Paul Feezel, Carroll Concerned Citizens' chair (and Sierra Club - Portage Trail Group president), "ODNR is giving away valuable property that all Ohio landowners purchased with their land. These rights are separate from other mineral rights and have been affirmed by the Ohio Supreme Court and the 2008 Constitutional Amendment. We intend to use all legal means to protect those rights against ODNR's unconstitutional takings."
A joint press conference was held at a local Carrollton resident's home that overlooks a proposed Rosebud Mining Company subsurface mine portal. Speakers will include Trent Dougherty - Director of Legal Affairs from The Ohio Environmental Council, as well as, Ohio landowners affected by unconstitutional water takings.
CONTACT: Paul Feezel 330-627-7163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDITIONAL INFO: Carroll Concerned Citizens and Ohio Environmental Council
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Produced by Mari-Lynn Evans of Akron, OhioCOAL COUNTRY tells of the dramatic struggle around the use of coal, which provides over half the electricity in America. In Appalachia, miners and residents are locked in conflict: is mining and processing coal essential to providing good jobs, or is it destroying the land, water and air? What does this mean for the rest of America and the world?