Saturday, February 23, 2008

Isn't The Chesapeake Bay Foundation On The Shoreline?

Didn't the Chesapeake Bay Foundation move from downtown Annapolis, Maryland to the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay in 1999? Yes they did. Yet wasn't much of their mission to prevent people from moving to the bay shoreline? Now Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has introduced legislation that would increase penalties for those who illegally build near the bay shoreline. Here is what The Washington Post said:

"In 116 cases since 2005, houses have been illegally built within a protected buffer zone near water, state records show. In two-thirds of the 81 cases city or county officials have allowed the rule breakers to keep what they built."
Maryland passed a 'Critical Areas' law in 1984 to protect Chesapeake Bay shoreline within 1,000 feet of the water. So if African Americans are red-lined along the shoreline, then take the example of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and figure out how to get down there close to the water anyway.

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