Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail receives Wayne Goldstein Award for “Outstanding Public Service”

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The Montgomery County Civic Federation, Inc., on May 18 awarded its 2018 Wayne Goldstein Award to the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail for “striking a blow” for the public interest and for green space, transparency, and accountability. “Developers and agency bureaucrats and their consultants know how to play the development game and pursue their… Read more »

FCCT Files Response to Administration’s Move to Dismiss

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The Hogan and Trump Administrations asked the court to dismiss FCCT’s lawsuit on the grounds that no one can stop them now, it is too late, as that is their only defense since they cannot show they have obeyed the law if FCCT gets to the merits in court. FCCT has rebutted Hogan-Trump Administration claims… Read more »

Trees and Taxpayers: Beware the Purple Line

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The $5.6 billion Purple Line contract signed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) saddles Maryland with a 40 percent increase in long-term debt — probably the largest in the state’s history. Washington Post Op-Ed

Friends of Capital Crescent Trail continues court fight to prevent irreparable harm to trail and those who use it.

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The State of Maryland claims that clearing cutting of the Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Rock Creek Park must occur in the first weeks of the 4-5 year project to build the Purple Line, and further that they cannot provide the previously required 30 day notice to residents and local jurisdictions.  Therefore their contractors closed… Read more »

Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail files vigorous opening brief in the Court of Appeals – Meanwhile the District Court puts Maryland on notice not to cut large trees until TRO hearing”

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In our opening brief in the Court of Appeals today, Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail retraces for the judges MTA’s and FTA’s extensive violations of the National Environmental Policy Act – one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws. The vigorous brief not only defends the District Court’s order requiring a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement… Read more »