Save Veterans Cemetery and National Prairie from Trucks and Warehouses

Save Veterans Cemetery and National Prairie from Trucks and Warehouses

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Stop NorthPoint LLC started this petition to Governor J.B. Pritzker and

A massive freight warehouse project threatens our national treasures.  Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and Historic U.S. Route 66 are all at risk. Consequently, the 4,000-acre complex would sprawl across more than fifteen square miles and decimate two small towns.  Many residential and farming communities in Will County, IL would certainly suffer the negative impacts.

NorthPoint's Compass project will make problems worse because it promises to bring nearly 4 million more trucks per year to this already overcrowded area.  As a result comes added pollution and harm to the community and environment.

  • Over 500 semi trucks per year get lost, block funerals, and drive over veterans' graves in the national cemetery. NorthPoint is less than ¼ mile from the cemetery entrance and would add twice the traffic to this area.
  • Diesel smog and noise pollute the national tallgrass prairie and put the American bison herds and native plants at risk. NorthPoint is across the street and would bring more pollution into the Midewin reserve, which is the ONLY national tallgrass prairie in the U.S.
  • This stretch of Route 66, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a daily jam of bumper-to-bumper trucks. NorthPoint's added traffic would dump onto the Mother Road and certainly cause more crashes and fatalities.

Let's solve these problems instead of making them a whole lot worse.

Please sign this petition in support of the governor not succumbing to special interest and greed, and for keeping control over this project in the hands of local government.  

Signing and sharing this petition and urging your friends across the country to do the same, will help move us closer to putting an end to this proposal and restoring respect and honor to the cemetery, the environment, and the people.

To learn more about Stop NorthPoint, to contribute to the legal fund, or to view the very long list of veterans groups, school districts, municipalities, organizations, and elected officials that oppose NorthPoint, visit www.StopNorthPoint.com.

Donate to the GoFundMe: http://gofundme.com/f/stop-northpoint

 

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