Eyes of Paint Branch

Conservation, Education, and Action for the Paint Branch and Its Watershed

EOPB Action Alerts

Need Community Response to the release of ICC Draft Environmental Impact Statement


The State Highway Administration (SHA) has released the new ICC Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Internet http://iccstudy.org/DEIS/index.php which means that those who oppose this destructive highway must act now to counter the flood of public relation misinformation being spread by its advocates. Disregarding inherent flaws in the entire DEIS process, local newspapers, chambers of commerce, and representatives of the SHA itself are touting benefits of an ICC that do not exist or are overstated.

Eyes of Paint Branch and the other Save Our Communities campaign members continue to seize every opportunity to testify, write letters, and galvanize citizen support against the ICC. With the release of the DEIS, this is your opportunity to join in actively. We have asked for your support in the past, but now we need your direct involvement. It is vitally important that we introduce as many comments against the ICC DEIS as possible into the public record.

Key points in response to
the State and Federal 2004 Intercounty Connector
Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

If you truly want to stop the ICC, here are the things that you need to do:

1. Write your personal comments on the DEIS (http://www.iccstudy.org/deis_form.php) no later than February 15, 2005. Review the DEIS if you can, but also look for claims to question online at ICCfacts.com or savecommunities.org. Mail letters to the project manager, Mr. Wesley Mitchell, Mail Stop C-301, Project Planning Division, Maryland State Highway Administration, 707 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202.

2. Testify and demonstrate against the ICC at the any one of the four public hearings, and most importantly, attend the mass anti-ICC rally at the James Blake High School, 9:30 a.m., January 22nd.

Wed. Jan. 5, 5-11 pm (program starts at 6 pm)
Gaithersburg High School
314 S. Frederick Ave.,
Gaithersburg, MD

Sat. Jan. 8, 9 am - 6 pm (program starts at 10 am)
James Blake High School
300 Norwood Rd.,
Silver Spring MD

Sat. Jan.22, 9 am - 6 pm (program starts at 10 am)
James Blake High School
300 Norwood Rd.,
Silver Spring MD

ANTI-ICC Rally 9:30 am

Now is the time to step up against the ICC; now is the time for everyone to act!