Thank you to everyone who joined us at our golf outing. Thank you to the sponsors and raffle donors who helped to make the event a wonderful success.
View photos on our blog and check out our updates page for new developments.
We have won the case!
Lake Road Materials is filing an appeal
You can visit our update page for links to the appeal of Judge Berger's ruling.
We need your help to pay the legal costs of this appeal,
please donate $25, $50 or as much as you can afford.
Every donation helps!
Link to court document: Judge Berger's Decision
The Journal Inquirer has written a comprehensive article on our court case. Visit this link to read it
The potential reopening of the sand pit in West Suffield, approved by the Suffield zoning and planning commission threatens all of us who live in Suffield, Granby and Southwick. Without your help in our fight to roll back the approval of that commission our communities may be irreparably harmed. This is what we have to look forward to:
Our waters polluted with oil, our air choked with silica dust, our ears stuffed with unrelenting noise, emergency vehicles blocked by tri-axle trucks on our narrow country roads, our businesses filled with empty tables, our taxes packed with more taxes to repair the roads, our community crowded with “For Sale” signs. House values may decrease, taxes could increase and for what? So that the chairman of that same commission can reap the benefit at the expense of the rest of us?
Now is the time to join us.
It’s do or die.
So let’s do.
We have a strong case and we have excellent legal representation to fight this battle.
This is a call to you, to all of us, to help pay for the expenses and legal fees to fight this strip mine. It’s a donation that saves our communities.
To see what a strip mining operation looks like visit our blog.
"The Great Brook Aquifer is a productive sand and gravel buried valley aquifer. Two other municipalities, Westfield and Southwick, have wells within the same aquifer. The Zone II for West Springfield’s wells extends to the aquifer watershed boundary, south of Congamond Lakes, and is partially within the town of Suffield, Connecticut. There is no evidence of a protective, confining clay layer above the sand and gravel aquifer. Wells located within this type of aquifer are considered to be highly vulnerable to contamination from activities on the ground surface due to the absence of hydrogeologic barriers that can prevent contaminant migration. The water from the wells is treated through a granular activated carbon unit to remove the pesticides EDB and DCP, and disinfected prior to distribution."