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|Posted on July 20, 2016 at 7:45 AM|
Our fight against the West Waukesha Bypass continues. But we need your help! Today we are starting our summer fundraising campaign. Our initial goal is $1,000.00. We must raise these funds by the end of August if we are to stop the Wisconsin DOT's road building binge! And the West Waukesha Bypass is the place to start. We've said all along that the Bypass is a bad idea! It is a huge waste of tax payers money ($56+ million at last count), dangerous to our children, will destroy the Pebble Creek Environmental Corridor, is a threat to resident's health, and on and on.
We have come so far, we can't quit now.
Right now, we have a Matching Gift Challenge in place, but it will end soon. This means you've got only a few more weeks to support our hard-hitting legal battle against the West Waukesha Bypass and have your donation matched dollar-for-dollar.
Don't miss this opportunity: Donate now to help us reach our summer goal and your tax-deductible donation will be doubled.
On April 6, 2016, Bypass Planners held an “informational meeting” at West High School. The purpose of this meeting was to “inform” the public of changes to the Bypass route and process, called the “Draft Reevaluation.” Our attorneys at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP said this about the “new information" in formal comments submitted on our behalf:
- Despite recognizing numerous new and potentially significant environmental impacts that will occur as a result of the design refinements (known as the Rotated Pebble Creek West alignment, and the Green Lane extension) that were not evaluated in the Waukesha Bypass FEIS**, the Draft Reevaluation astonishingly concludes that “a new or supplemental environmental document” analyzing those impacts is not required. . . . . . .
- The Draft Reevaluation identifies “the need for an additional 11.2 acres of right-of-way outside of the 200-foot-wide corridor” previously evaluated in the FEIS, . . . . an overt acknowledgement of a potentially significant environmental impact that was never evaluated in the FEIS, and which consequently must be analyzed in a supplemental EIS.
- The Draft Reevaluation utterly fails to analyze if the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) “remain[s] applicable, complete, accurate and valid,” . . . . .
- The Draft Revaluation admits that the design refinements will negatively impact unique upland habitat by destroying even more of a designated primary environmental corridor, and further reducing the amount of remaining interior forest habitat. . . . .
- The presence of newly discovered hazardous waste contamination within the project corridor is potentially significant new information relevant to environmental impacts that must be analyzed in a supplemental EIS.
These are just a few of the arguments we're making against the West Waukesha Bypass. You can read all the comments submitted by our legal team on our behalf, at www.weal.org or at https://www.gofundme.com/stopwaukeshabypass" target="_blank">GoFundMe.
Help us reach our matching gift goal and protect our neighborhoods and environment for future generations. Please donate now to have your gift matched and go twice as far to defend our environment in the most effective way possible.
Will you please help us stop this unnecessary highway expansion project?
Waukesha County Environmental Action League (WEAL) and Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass