Environmental Racism, Endangered Species and the Biotech Nightmare
The threat of Scripps Florida reveals a new tentacle, as the Hawkeye
biotech development plans unfold before us. The Palm Beach County
Commission is scheduled to make a final vote on the road expansion,
which is needed for the development to move forward, on Tuesday, Oct.
16, 9:30am, at 301 North Olive Ave (6th Floor).
Land cleared on the south end of Briger, along Hood Road.
By now, many have
noticed that there is land clearing and development going on at the
south edge of the Briger Forest. As it stands, the southwest corner of
the Briger is the future home of a Jewish Community Center (JCC).
legality and ecological impacts of this work is yet to be determined,
as research is currently under way to investigate whether appropriate
permits and approvals exist for this project.
This Summer, the City of Palm Beach Gardens approved building plans for Franklin Charter School
on the west side of the forest (also on Hood Road, west of I-95). This
side of the forest was found by local volunteer research and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to be even wilder and less impacted than east of I-95.