Petition to Bruce Dammeier
Stop the 7 Mega Warehouse Proposal in the Puyallup Shaw/Pioneer Farmland Area
A St. Louis, Missouri developer has proposed turning the Shaw/Pioneer farmland area into a massive industrial warehouse district. This proposal runs counter to the City’s land use plan that was adopted in 2009 after years of working with the land owners, citizens, and the County. The developer is trying to take advantage of existing county zoning and ignoring past agreements and the adopted plan for this Puyallup future annexation area. The impacts of this project would be enormous: traffic congestion from 7,000 trucks and cars per day, costs to Puyallup citizens to repair roadways, decreased property values, destruction of farmland, incompatibility with the City’s future Van Lierop park, and an overall diminishment of land use character and quality of life for the Puyallup community. We recognize property rights and that some of this land will be developed, but those rights are lawfully limited where there are egregious impacts to the community and environment, which is the case with this proposal. We insist that you require a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement to fully assess these impacts with public input and either deny or significantly mitigate this project.
Petition to Scott Perry, Dan Moul, Richard Alloway, Stop Eisenhower Drive
STOP the Eisenhower Drive Extension Project (#58137)
To: PennDOT, FHWA (Federal Highway Administration), Conewago, Union and Oxford Townships, McSherrystown Borough, Adams County, Hanover Borough and Penn Township, York County, Project Manager Benjamin Singer, Rep. Dan Moul, Senator Richard Alloway, US Representative Scott Perry - Et Al A prime example of wasteful spending! • A Road to NOWHERE!• Miles of Asphalt destroying agriculture and nature.• Miles of road, air and noise pollution through beautiful natural sceneries.• Miles of disruption to established communities that will have a negative impact on property values.• $42.+ Million to shave 4 min. from commuting through McSherrystown.• Common sense solution is to Fix - Hanover Rd./116, Main St. & W. Elm Ave. #NoBuild #StopEisenhowerDriveExtension#NOAsphalt #EcoAg #PennDOT #Wasteofmoney www.facebook.com/STOPEisenhowerDrive https://twitter.com/EisenhowerDrive
Petition to Australian federal government, Malcolm Turnbull
Drought proofing Australian farmland.
Australia is currently undergoing one of the worst droughts in the last 100 years. It is taking a disastrous toll on farmers in Australia, livestock and the welfare of Australian food production. Australians are at risk of losing one of our largest and most prized assets, our amazing food. Australia is regarded by many countries as a place where food is second to none. Unfortunately the Australian government has not invested any significant amount into our agricultural industry to fortify it against natural events such as drought. Whilst the central areas of Australia are experiencing drought the northern areas of Australia such as Nth Queensland and Northern Territory experience abundant rainfall every year. In 1938, Dr. John Bradfield proposed a plan to build a pipeline from Northern Australia to the central areas of Australia to effectively provide year round water supply and to drought-proof Australian farmlands. It's time the government starts building it. Australians would rather see the billions of dollars that would normally go overseas to places like sub-saharan Africa and the Middle East, go into our own future and to protect one of our greatest commodities and keep our farmers on the land. Details of the Bradfield Scheme from wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield_Scheme
Petition to Rob Loughery, Charles Martin, Diane Ellis Marseglia, Jeff Benedetto, Kristin Tyler, Judi Reiss, John Lewis, David Fritchey, Lynn T. Bush, Richard Harvey
Farmer: "You take care of the farm and the farm will take care of you." Preserve 100%!
Patterson Farm has been continuously farmed for 333 years. The historic farm is one of the few remaining vegetable farms that border Interstate 95 along the NY-to-DC corridor. This important farm deserves the protection of an agricultural deed restriction that will allow future generations to continue to farm the land. Your signature supports the preservation of 100% of Patterson Farm. Owned by Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, PA, Patterson Farms is comprised of PA's BEST farm soils. Its' land is currently rented to a family of experienced farmers who grow award-winning vegetables and are mentoring the next generation of farmers. But development pressure in the Northeast is high. Please join the members of Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc., a volunteer group of concerned citizens, in asking our elected officials to follow through on that protection and support our plan to restore and protect the farm. History: Farmers Thomas and Alice Patterson had REFUSED ALL OFFERS from developers. They wanted to preserve their beloved farm. Lower Makefield Township officials used Eminent Domain to obtain the farm, paying the elderly landowners only a fraction of its worth. ELECTED OFFICIALS PROMISED PRESERVATION BUT HAVE NEVER DEED RESTRICTED THE MAJORITY OF THE FARM. Instead, former officials have engaged in demolition by neglect, allowing the condition of the farm structures to decline, while collecting income from the farm. But concerned citizens are rallying to preserve the farm. Before her death, Alice Patterson expressed her fears that elected officials would "ruin the farm." The volunteers of Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. want to make sure that does not happen. We are ready with a hands-on restoration plan. The growing of crops in the good earth should continue in perpetuity for the benefit of present and future generations, as farmers Thomas and Alice Patterson had wished. Patterson Farms historic homes and barns should not be "repurposed" for uses other than agriculture, or demolished. They should be restored, as they are essential for continued farming. The farms open spaces and agricultural use co-exist peacefully with neighbors, and with the native wildlife that inhabit its lush woodlands and serene wetlands. Please join the volunteers of Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. in encouraging elected officials to preserve 100% of Patterson Farm NOW! #LocalFarmsMatter #SaveTheFarm #ThisPlaceMatters #LocallyGrown