Letter to Larry Hogan Sends Message From 25,000 Voices

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May 12, 2015 The Honorable Larry Hogan Governor of Maryland 100 State Circle Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1925   Dear Governor Hogan, We hereby write to you on behalf of over 25,000 individual Maryland citizens and families who have signed petitions, sent letters, or filed comments opposing the Purple Line.   These voices against the Purple Line… Read more »

Citizens Notify Gov. Hogan of Intent to Sue To Enforce State Law, Citing Purple Line Failures to Assess Full Risks and Costs

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Present and former Montgomery County citizens and the nonprofit Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail have sent to top Maryland officials a Notice of Intent to Sue to require the Maryland Transit Administration to publicly assess the Purple Line and less harmful and less expensive alternatives in order to meet the requirements of Maryland state… Read more »

Lawsuit Is Filed against Purple Line to Protect Endangered Species, Popular Forested Trail

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For Further Information Contact: Ajay Bhatt: (301) 500-0124 John M. Fitzgerald:  (202) 288-0231 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2014   Lawsuit Is Filed against Purple Line to Protect Endangered Species, Popular Forested Trail  Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and Montgomery County residents filed suit today against the federal government to protect two species of… Read more »

FCCT launches legal action to protect endangered species from Purple Line.

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06/25/2014 – Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Sustainable Economy, and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail launch legal action to protect endangered species from Purple Line. Protecting the Trail is also about protecting endangered species habitat!   Center for Biological Diversity, an influential national environmental organization dedicated to preserving endangered species, Center for Sustainable… Read more »

03/05/14 – Obama Administration Greenwashed? Proposing $100 million for Maryland’s Purple Line makes it seem so.

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The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail believe that the Obama Administration has fallen prey to greenwashing, as evidenced by the Administration’s recommendation for partial funding for the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA’s) Purple Line. Serious environmental concerns from multiple stakeholders remain unresolved, but yet, MTA is not being held accountable by the process as evidenced by the funding proposal.