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Officials, public say Green Line DEIR is incomplete

20 November, 2009 (10:29) | News | By: Editor

By Auditi Guha, Somerville Journal

Hundreds of people crowded the Somerville High School auditorium Wednesday night to be heard at the Green Line extension community meeting by Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act.

While people were happy to see the information available and the chance for public comment, most said the long-awaited Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment presented is inadequate and will not serve as a complete environmental plan for the $1 billion extension project.

“This DEIR is incomplete and a final environmental report should be completed,” said Lauren DiLorenzo, director of community development in the City of Medford. “A lot of information has been prepared and a lot of information is missing.”

Karen Rose, Medford’s director of public health said this should be a five-star project to mitigate current air quality problems and improve quality of life, not make it worse.

Read the Somerville Journal article.

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