1. Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program called unfair burden on ...

    Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program called unfair burden on ...

     Allan W. Blair, president of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, said what happened with PVEC has happened countless times throughout the region.  “Natural Heritage has far-reaching regulatory issues that do not exist to this degree elsewhere in the country,” Blair said. “Almost all property in Western Massachusetts is affected, and it places a huge burden on property owners.”

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    1. Their regulations have discouraged development in some areas. And in some cases there is a conflict of logic, such as setting aside grassland properties at airports for birds.
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