No Floodplain Drilling
On 6/22 the Frederick County Board of Appeals will consider an application by Quantum Loophole for a special exception that would allow them to drill below floodplain in Frederick County to run QLoop cable. Sugarloaf Alliance opposes granting an exception at this time. There should be no consideration given to this application to drill and operate in the floodplains until the project is fully in compliance with all applicable regulations, Quantum proves that the river and floodplain crossings are the least risky points, and that changing their route to avoid sensitive areas would cause them “exceptional hardship.”
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Here’s what the petition says:
In light of the illegal environmental damage that Quantum Loophole already has caused, we the undersigned call on the Frederick County Board of Appeals to deny Quantum Loophole "a Special Exception to allow Activity within a Floodplain.” Before a special exception is approved, Quantum Loophole must first:
· come into full compliance with all environmental regulations;
· demonstrate that the requested QLoop alignment is the ‘minimum needed’ and the lowest risk possible; and
· prove that denial of the request would cause ‘exceptional hardship’.
The Board of Appeals hearing is scheduled for June 22 at 7pm in Winchester Hall. We’ll follow up with more details as the date approaches.
The Sugarloaf Alliance created a petition in support of the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan. This petition, "Preserve the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape," is still open on change.org.
Please note that change.org will encourage you make contributions. Be aware that those contributions go to change.org. Sugarloaf Alliance welcomes your tax deductible donations through this website.