CLF Blasts Proposed Luxury Hotel in Waterfront Danger Zone – Conservation Law Foundation

CLF Blasts Proposed Luxury Hotel in Waterfront Danger ZoneOCT 16, 2015 JOSH BLOCK JOSH BLOCKMedia Contact:Josh Blockjblock@clf.org(617) 850-1709October 16, 2015 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed comments today with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and other agencies vowing to fight the waterfront luxury hotel complex proposed for Lewis Wharf. The proposed hotel is located in the area specifically identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the “velocity zone” where the certainty of high-energy wave action makes construction unwise.“As we approach the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Lewis Wharf Limited Partnership is recklessly proposing to build big in the zone where death and destruction are most likely,” said Bradley M. Campbell, President of Conservation Law Foundation. “More disturbing still, the Partnership is asking regulators to approve this risky project after decades of violating the very laws designed to protect the public interest in sensible, sustainable waterfront development. In the face of the Partnership’s disregard for state law and disdain for climate facts, the BRA and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs should immediately reject the proposal.”The letter submitted by CLF can be read here. CLF experts are available for further comment.###

CLF Blasts Proposed Luxury Hotel in Waterfront Danger Zone – Conservation Law Foundation