Tag: environment

Council endorses power plant redevelopment: Unanimously approves sustainability plan

By Brianne McConnell | [email protected]   The plan to redevelop the site along the Potomac River, where the old Potomac River Generating Station sits, has cleared...

Corrected Your View: New Metro station is an ugly scar

To the editor: In the April 27 Alexandria Times article “City readies for Metro ribbon-cutting,” Mayor Justin Wilson is quoted as stating that federal agencies...

Your View: The city chose the wrong Metro site

To the editor:  I write to remind all who celebrate the opening of the Potomac Yard Metro Station that many Alexandria residents who support public...

Your View: We must protect what natural resources we have left

  To the editor: The announcement of the opening of a new Metro station in Potomac Yards coincides with Earth Day this year. It should be...

Our View: When we don’t want to know

  It’s human nature to avoid bad news. Sometimes we delay a needed medical exam for fear of what will be found. Sometimes we avoid...

Volunteer organization wins award

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] On April 23, the city’s Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew presented the Ellen Picker- ing Environmental Excellence Award...

Your Views: Manipulating environmental credits

To the editor: Cities and “natural stream restoration” contractors are cheating the Chesapeake Bay by inflating the environmental credits they get for stream restoration projects....

Environmentalists question Taylor Run stream restoration plans

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Is reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay worth cutting down 269 trees in Alexandria? This is the question at the...

Your Views: Defending Rosgen’s design

To the editor: I read with interest the opinion published in your last edition, entitled “Wrong approach for stream restoration.” Bashing Dave Rosgen’s natural stream...

Your Views: Wrong approach for stream restoration

To the editor: The biggest problem with the so-called natural channel design approach to stream “restoration” for us in the greater Washington D.C. region is...