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Court Hearing for the Citizens’ Motion asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the Maki-Lopes sand mining site on Meadow Street in Carver
July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
On July 17, 2023, the Superior Court in Brockton will hear a motion for an injunction brought by Carver residents on June 26, 2023 to shut down the 12-year old mining operation that the Carver Earth Removal Committee claims is “cranberry agriculture”. MassDEP says the water supply pond is three times the size needed for the landowners’ 12-acres of bogsExpert says the pond fills up with enough water from the aquifer in a day to supply the bogs for a year — so why is mining allowed to continue? Around Southeastern Massachusetts, companies posing as “cranberry farmers” claim they are building reservoirs for water for bogs in order to evade local bylaws — the reservoirs have nothing to do with cranberry agriculture