Maryland's Smart Growth Program May Be In Peril

Maryland's groundbreaking Smart Growth strategy may be in peril after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. the top officers of the Governor's Office of Smart Growth .
June 26, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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When Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. dismissed the top officers of the Governor's Office of Smart Growth this month, it signaled to many the end of the groundbreaking land protection strategy that has earned Maryland a national reputation.Ehrlich calls the decision part of his effort to streamline government, but critics see it as a political move by the state's new Republican governor to distance himself from an issue so closely associated with his Democratic predecessor. And, they say, it is the latest sign of Ehrlich's lack of regard for the environment.

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Published on Monday, June 23, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun
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