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Posts Tagged ‘jefferson parkway’

Rocky Flats and the Risk Society

Rocky Flats and the Risk Society

In 1992, German social analyst Ulrich Beck offered a compelling critique of modern industrial society with his book Risk Society. As articulated by Beck, a “risk society” is one in which risks Are readily produced by human action, Are [...]

Switchboard | Federal court says highway sponsors must first study transit, impacts on suburban sprawl

Switchboard | Federal court says highway sponsors must first study transit, impacts on suburban sprawl

"he court was emphatic that the agencies must look at the effects of the highway-first transportation practices on the metropolitan region, and specifically at the possibility that highway expansion enables suburban sprawl." Read the entire [...]

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Former Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor (photo from swenergy.org) In a wide-ranging talk before a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, March 1, term-limited, newly retired Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor spun colorful anecdotes, [...]

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

The June-July Arvada Report carried an unsigned article titled “Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway ­ Is it safe?” The article says, yes, it’s “safe.” But “safe” for whom? Certainly not for the most vulnerable among us for at least [...]

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

Jefferson Parkway Meets Opposition from JeffCo League of Women Voters

The proposed Jefferson Parkway does not meet smart 21st century sustainable transportation goals, according to the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. The League opposes the proposed private toll road on many levels. It fails our tests for [...]

Parkway Proponents Pushing for Super Eminent Domain

Parkway Proponents Pushing for Super Eminent Domain

Below is the text of both the Mayor of Golden's remarks and those of a Golden Councilperson regarding a proposed bill in the Colorado legislature that would establish a "Beltway Completion Authority," with new governmental powers of "super eminent [...]

Citizens Seek Air Sampling at Parkway Site

Citizens Seek Air Sampling at Parkway Site

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, local citizens asked elected officials of the cities most affected to request that EPA and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment test airborne dust for its radioactive content in the area at Rocky [...]

Plutonium & the Jefferson Parkway: Report on recent soil sampling at Rocky Flats

Plutonium & the Jefferson Parkway:  Report on recent soil sampling at Rocky Flats

Would building the Jefferson Parkway along the contaminated eastern or Indiana St. edge of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge endanger public health by stirring up clouds of plutonium-laden dust? The Superfund “cleanup” completed in 2005 [...]

NYT | City of Golden Holds Firm Against Denver Beltway

NYT | City of Golden Holds Firm Against Denver Beltway

"Breathes there a soul who really, truly, loves a beltway? Maybe, but you are not likely to find one here in this little city in the Rocky Mountain foothills west of Denver.  For decades, this has been the community that said no, arguing through [...]

Getthefactsgolden.org | Golden challenges decision to provide federal refuge land for Jefferson Parkway

Getthefactsgolden.org | Golden challenges decision to provide federal refuge land for Jefferson Parkway

"The City of Golden on Jan. 5, 2012, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to halt the transfer of federal land for the construction of the proposed Jefferson [...]

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