Monday, March 10, 2008

Comments From Janet

Janet said...
I can't believe that municipalities are still granting permission for residential development in areas that should be treated as stringently as floodplain is treated inland in river valleys. Doing the math, with rising sea levels, it is clear that many of the offshore islands will not exist in 50 years and if large enough and high enough to withstand rising sea levels will be subject to much more severe effects from weather due to their closeness to strong seas and strong winds. The same goes for many prime acres of shoreline that are now being taken out of public domain because of the new owners' desire to exercise Private Property rights that in the past were rarely observed. I fail, too, to see the logic in at least 6 tiny barren plots supporting 6 lavish homes where possibly one might have been built with far less impact.It is up to us all, as Nova Scotians, to make enough noise that government re-thinks its complacency in the rape of our wild places in order to satisfy the desire of come from aways to buy a little of our pristine wilderness and then alter it when they discover that its primitiveness does not suit them.Please join, and become active in, the various groups that support the acquisition of coastal lands for the public domain!!
February 14, 2008 4:42 PM

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