Shallow tunnel construction, St. Louis MO, 1/7/2005
I can’t help thinking about the easiest, cheapest, action to mitigate climate change: plant trees.
We would lose 10,000 inner city trees with the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit shallow tunnels plan through the Cedar Lake Park and Kenilworth bike trails. In the current but ever-morphing Met Council plan only 480 "significant" trees would be cut—the largest trees.
The other almost 90 percent of the vegetation is "not significant." In Met Council/Hennepin County Commission SWLRT development plans, not all trees or people count equallyMORE »